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Chula Vista Animal Care Facility (public)

130 Beyer Way, Chula Vista, CA, 91911

Shelter Information

The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility's new shelter location opened in the Fall of 2001. Services include stray and nuisance animal pick-up, acceptance of lost and relinquished animals, assistance for injured and sick stray animals, control of biter, vicious or threatening animals, barking dog complaints, animal cruelty, fighting animals, animals in hot cars, lost and found assistance and dog licensing. The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility encourages owners to spay and neuter their pets. There is a serious pet overpopulation problem occurring right now in San Diego causing in thousands of unwanted pets to be euthanized (put to sleep) each year. By spaying or neutering your pet before it has offspring you can be a part of the solution to this problem. Call your veterinarian today or call us for a referral to a local veterinarian participating in low-cost program. CALLING ALL ANIMAL LOVERS! Looking for love, but hesitant to commit? We need you! The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility’s Foster Program is looking for animal savvy people to care for adult cats and dogs, not to mention kittens and puppies! Why do these animals need fostering? They may be too young to be adopted, and sick or injured animals may need to be nurtured back to health. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent please call (619) 691-5123 today! Applicants subject to approval.

Areas Served

If you have lost a pet in the cities of Chula Vista, Lemon Grove, National City or Imperial Beach please go to the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility to look for your pet. Only you can identify your lost pet, do not rely on shelter staff to tell you on the phone whether your lost pet is at the shelter. Animals wearing an ID or license will often lose the tags. Once at the shelter, you can fill out a lost or found report or leave a flyer. This is a very important step that should not be missed. We encourage all owners to check the shelter in person at least every three days. Bring a leash with you and any proof of ownership you may have.

Adoption Instructions

In addition to the many cats and dogs at the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, the shelter also has rabbits, birds and even the occasional pocket pet (hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, etc.) as well as reptiles (iguanas, turtles, snakes, etc.). Animals are available for adoption to responsible persons. Adoption fees for cats are $65 (includes FVRCP vaccination and deworming, spay or neutering, microchipping, tested for Felv and if the cat is over 6 months of age tested for FIV as well) and adult dogs are $85 and puppies are $95 (includes DHPP and bordatella vaccination, spay or neutering, microchip, deworming, plus Rabies vaccination of all dogs over 4 months of age). The adoption fee for rabbits is $25 includes spay or neutering and microchip. Birds and reptiles is $5. Animals adopted to residents within Chula Vista will also receive a free one-year license, free health exam and a free grooming. Please come visit us to select from many wonderful animals awaiting new homes.

Pets in this Shelter

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Alaskan Malamute

High energy. Recommend kids age 10 years and up who are gentle and respectful due to size, strength and tolerance to ungranted permissio... show more

High energy. Recommend kids age 10 years and up who are gentle and respectful due to size, strength and tolerance to ungranted permission to touch. Initially more exit orientated than anything else. Tried hard to dig out of the concrete kennel. Took a few days to acknowledge the handler with a mutual visual greet. Then eager to exit, pulls hard on leash throughout. Moderately social, moderately tolerant to handling. Will try to toss off your head pats at first. Rather dismissive and suggestive of annoyance. Same with initial body touches. Finally allowed it with some tolerance after an effort was made to make the touch more pleasurable (i.e. butt scratches, behind the ear scratches). Toys were mostly ignored until the handler bounced a tennis ball. Quick to catch on the rebound. Repeatedly bounded and snatched the ball out of the air. Treat motivated! Fully engaged if the treats were good. Knows sit, down and shake. Needs an experienced leadership home with rules dedicated to training and exercise, in addition to a physically strong handler.Dog to dog: Initially cautiously and respectfully approached a mature large female of rank. Looked away, stepped around. More amenable to a respectful exchange with a mature medium sized neutered male dog. Second day: Eager to trash talk with dogs. show less

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American Bulldog

Hyper, clumsy goofball. Acts like a giant puppy and will become extremely excited when greeted by his favorite people. Able to leash wit... show more

Hyper, clumsy goofball. Acts like a giant puppy and will become extremely excited when greeted by his favorite people. Able to leash with no real issue but will try to push through kennel when opened. Walks good on leash for the most part, does jump around when he is first removed from kennel but will settle down fairly quickly. Loves attention and shmoozing. Still slightly uncomfortable with body handling unless hes familiar and comfortable with you. Seems to have some residual fear and trust issues when it comes to people but does warm-up. Enjoys human play and shows intrest in toys when presented to him. Takes some time to settle down. Will need a home who can provide lots of exercise to exert his energy, and working on teaching him that people are good. Does have a hard push on food but able to hand feed and take away without him showing any signs of resource guarding. Heavily treat motivated, great candidate for training. Knows `sit`, `down`, and `shake`. TLC type of dog, but definitely worth it for a life long companion. D-D: Met rude adolecent female similar in size. walk-by very interested and checked in with handler frequently as well as redirected attention to handler when called. Parallel walk started to inch closer to female and when female started to pull towards him in defense he whipped his body around and watched as her handler called to walk away. Upon initial meet with female he tried to sniff her and when female started to bark and come towards him, he jumped towards female and wrapped front legs around her and pushed her down then walked away from her. Due to the correction he displayed recommend dogs to not be let off leash until they are completely comfortable with one another. Female allowed him to sniff her and vice versa, towards the end of their interaction both dogs allowed to be near one another calmly laying on the floor. show less