Animal Control

two dogs playing in a yard

Clatsop County Animal Control and Shelter provides care and protection for hundreds of homeless, unwanted, abandoned and abused or neglected dogs and cats.  We respond to complaints of stray dogs, nuisance dogs, dog bites and to reports of animal abuse in the unincorporated areas.  We find new loving homes for dogs and cats.  We issue licenses for dogs and other pets.

Within the heart of every stray lies the singular desire to be loved.

Our Mission

  • Protect human and animal health, safety and welfare through law enforcement;
  • Promote responsible stewardship of animals through public education; and
  • Provide care, shelter and adoption for injured or homeless cats and dogs.