The Tehama County Animal Care Center is owned by Tehama County and operated by the Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Services.
The Animal Care Center is responsible for animal sheltering services for the City of Red Bluff, the City of Corning, the City of Tehama, and the unincorporated areas of Tehama County. The Animal Care Center houses and cares for all stray dogs found within Tehama County, along with stray horses, farm animals, and pocket pets.
All dogs four (4) months of age or older must be licensed in Tehama County. Licensing is required by City & County Code, as well as CA State Law. Licensing is proof your dog is vaccinated against rabies, and assists with identifying lost dogs. If you chose not to spay or neuter your dog prior to four months of age, you still must license your dog to be in compliance.
The above regulations apply to anyone owning, harboring, or possessing any dog four months of age or older in Tehama County, CA.
• We have suspended in person licensing services. The public may arrange to license dogs by mailing in a check or paying with a credit card over the phone (530-527-3439).
To license your dog, you must have proof that your dog has a current rabies vaccination. Dogs must be at least three months old before they can receive that vaccination. A valid rabies vaccination certificate is required in order to obtain a license.
If purchasing a discounted license for an altered pet, you must submit proof of spay/neuter with your license application or renewal.
If you move in to Tehama County or obtain a new dog, the dog must be licensed within 30 days. Licenses are not transferable between owners or from other jurisdictions.
You can download a License Application here.
Adoption fees are $165 for dogs, $110 for cats.
Adoption fees for dogs include: spay or neuter surgery, the first set of vaccines and heartworm prevention, a microchip, a Tehama County license and a heartworm test for dogs over 6 months of age
Adoption fees for cats include: spay or neuter surgery, the first set of vaccines, a dose of flea prevention, and a microchip.