Animal Control Assistants

Animal Control was established to keep Alameda a safe and clean environment for pets and pet owners. The City has one, part-time Animal Control Assistant who has jurisdiction from Alameda Point to Harbor Bay Parkway and everything in between, including Coast Guard Island.

The Animal Control Assistant enforces the laws of the City. She also picks up stray animals, patrols the streets, parks, and beaches, and removes animal carcasses. She also responds to barking dog complaints, aggressive animals, and bite incidents. She is always ready and willing to offer advice on responsible pet ownership.

Alameda City Ordinances Pet Owners Should Know

License and Vaccination- 7-3.1/7-3.4
All dogs and cats residing in Alameda (4 months or older) must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed by the City of Alameda.

Number of Dogs- 7-3.7
No more than three (3) dogs per household.

Control of Feces-7.3.9b
Animal owners must remove animal feces from public and private property.

Dogs must be leashed and under control in public parks.

Dogs must be kept confined to owner's yard or under control on leash.

No dogs allowed on beach.

Barking Dog-7-3.10
Excessive uncontrolled barking.

Please feel free to call the shelter for further information on additional city ordinances. As time and schedule allows, an Animal Control Officer may also be available for special educational programs.


For more info, please go to the FAAS/Animal Services page