Animal Control & Shelter
All dogs and cats are required to be licensed and immunized with a rabies vaccination, which provides protection throughout the licensing period, upon reaching 4 months of age. The licensing period begins January 1 and lasts for 1 year.
Application for a license may be made 30 days before and not more than 60 days after the beginning of the licensing period. A penalty of $2 per month is charged for each month after March 1 for late licensing.
The licensing fees are as follows:
- Each Sterile Animal: $5
- Each Non-Sterile Animal: $40
- Replacement Tag: $5
Verification of sterilization by a licensed veterinarian is required. Cost for licensing unsterilized animals brought into the city or upon reaching the minimum age on or after July 1 of the licensing year will be 50% of the set fee.
For information on owning a Staffordshire Terrier in El Dorado, please see the current city ordinance here.
For your convenience, licenses may be purchased at the following locations:
Adopting an Animal
Stop by the shelter during normal business hours or call to see what animals are available for adoption.
Inside El Dorado City Limits:
Male Cat - $75
Female Cat - $115
Male Dog - $110
Female Dog - $130
(These fees cover spay or neuter, rabies vaccine and City animal license.)
Outside El Dorado City Limits:
Male Cat - $50
Female Cat - $90
Male Dog - $85
Female Dog - $105
(These fees cover the spay or neuter.)
How can you resist a face like this - visit the shelter to see adorable animals like this that are ready to be adopted
Fun at the El Dorado Dog Park
Playing Around at the Shelter
Cat Room with a View