San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter

Find San Luis Obispo County California animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal Rescue Coalition 1037 East Grand Avenue Arroyo Grande CA 93420 805-489-5016


Cambria Animal Control 1500 Main Street Cambria CA 93428 805-927-7377

Feline Network of the Central Coast PO Box 526 San Luis Obispo CA 93406 805-545-9385

Homeless Animal Rescue Team PO Box 1394 Cambria CA 93428 805-772-4278

North County Humane Society 2300 Ramona Road Atascadero CA 93422 805-466-5403

San Luis Obispo County Animal Control 885 Oklahoma Avenue San Luis Obispo CA 93405 805-781-4400

San Luis Obispo County Animals Requesting Friends PO Box 3760 San Luis Obispo CA 93403 805-781-4413

Second Chance at Love Humane Society PO Box 396 Templeton CA 93465 805-434-3982

Woods Humane Society 875 Oklahoma Avenue San Luis Obispo CA 93405 805-543-9316

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.