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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

"The West Coast's Premier Fleet Marine Force Training Base"

Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter
Bldg 25132
(760) 725-8120

NOTE: Adoptions and pet registrations are suspended. Domestic animal control services will continue.

Q. What can I do when I see a stray animal or an animal being mistreated?
A. If the incident is serious, or if after normal working hours, please report it to the Marine Corps Police Department (725-3888 or 763-2077/2076) for expedited response.  Routine calls during working hours should be reported to Domestic Animal Control at (760) 725-8120.

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 meet housing restrictions.

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

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 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.

Q. Are there dog breed restrictions on Camp Pendleton?
A. Yes.  MCO 11000.22 states that full or mixed breeds of Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and canid/wolf
hybrids are prohibited aboard Marine Corps installations.  Additional information is available in MCIWEST-MCB CAMPENO 5000.2.