Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Animal Shelter
Animal Shelter (725-8120)

Q. Where is the Shelter located?
A. The Shelter is located in Bldg 25132.

Q. What are the business hours at the shelter?
A. The Shelter is open Thur – Sun from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Shelter is open by appointment only Mon-Wed.

Q. What can I do when I see a stray animal or an animal being mistreated?
A. Please call Domestic Animal Control at (760) 725-8120. If the incident is serious, please report it to the Marine Corps Police Department as well at 725-3888.

Q. What kinds of animals are available for adoption from the Shelter?
A. Dog and cats.

Q. What fees are charged for adoptions?
A. All animals are altered, vaccinated, and micro chipped prior to adoption. The adoption fee is $110.00 for dogs and $85.00 for cats. The Shelter cannot process personal checks, however check cards, credit cards and debit cards are accepted. The adoption fee includes a one-year Base registration tag. If you do not bring a cat carrier, you can purchase one for $5.00.
Q. Who can adopt an animal from the Shelter?
A. Anyone who is at least 18 years of age. If you live on base, you must not be residents of a “no pet” housing area.

Q. How can I adopt an animal?
A. After walking through our kennels and speaking with a kennel attendant or volunteer about the type of dog or cat that is best suited for your home and lifestyle, please complete an adoption application for the animal you are interested in.

Q. Do you have a website?
A. Yes. Animals from the Shelter are listed on: and

Q. How can I register my pet on Camp Pendleton?
A. You must obtain registration tags at the Animal Shelter (Bldg 25132). All dog and cat owners living aboard Camp Pendleton must purchase a license for their pets within 30 days of acquisition or bringing the pet aboard base. The following documentation is necessary:

1. The name, address and telephone number of the sponsor.
2. The social security number, unit and unit telephone number of the sponsor.
3. The name of the animal and breed or description.
4. The animal’s rabies vaccination record/certificate.
5. The animal’s proof of spay/neuter.
6. The animal’s vaccination record for other contagious disease. (dog-DHLPP cat-RCCP)
7. The animal’s microchip information.
8. The appropriate registration fee. All license fees are subject to change. Call the Shelter for more information.

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