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Animal Services Unit

The Animal Services Unit works diligently to serve the public and animals of the City of Tracy in a professional and efficient manner with kindness and compassion. The staff is dedicated to providing education, protection, and the humane treatment of animals in order to insure a safe and healthy community and to promote the benefits of responsible pet ownership.

The Animal Services Unit (animal shelter) is located at 2375 Paradise Rd. and is open Tuesday through Sunday - Noon to 5:30pm and closed all day Monday. They may be reached at 209-831-6364.

For immediate animal control issues, or after hours, please call the Tracy Police Department at 209-831-6550.

The staff of the Animal Services Unit is responsible for enforcing Tracy Municipal Codes relating to all animals and their well-being within the Tracy city limits. The following services are offered:


Adoptions of stray or abandoned puppies/kittens and dogs/cats. Occasionally other animals such as rabbits or guinea pigs. Go to www.petharbor.com for a list of available animals.


Licensing services and records for dogs within the Tracy city limits.


Investigations of animal bites, animal abuse and animal cruelty.

Rabies Control

Includes investigation of bite cases and quarantine of suspect animals.


Search, shelter and return of lost dogs and cats.

Stray Control

Pickup, shelter and adoption or euthanization of stray animals.


Volunteers provide help with operating the shelter and with special programs. An orientation must be attended prior to volunteering and persons under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

VIP Mobile Vaccine Clinic

VIP Vaccine clinics are held at the shelter every Sunday from 1:00 pm to 2:30pm.

Big Heart Fund

This fund provides veterinary care for injured strays. Various projects help to get donations for the fund.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Dog Walking.
  • Clerical.
  • Kennel Help.
  • Pet Socialization.

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