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San Diego Humane Society

Animal Services Fees

Dog Licenses 

License fees are an investment in the health and safety of our pets. These small fees also assist San Diego Humane Society in providing care to stray and homeless animals and further our efforts to eliminate animal cruelty and neglect.

FEES BY CITY:

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon
Fee Type Fee Title A B C

D

Dog Licenses Altered, one year license $18.00 $15.00 $15.00 $18.00
Dog Licenses Altered, two year license $33.00 N/A N/A $33.00
Dog Licenses Altered, three year license $45.00 $40.00 $40.00 $45.00
Dog Licenses Unaltered, one year license $36.00 $50.00 $50.00 $36.00
Dog Licenses Unaltered, two year license $66.00 N/A N/A $66.00
Dog Licenses Unaltered, three year license $90.00 $100.00 $150.00 $90.00
Dog Licenses Adopted Dogs: 1 time exempt $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Dog Licenses Late fee $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Dog Licenses Transfer fee $10.00 $5.00 $5.00 $10.00
Dog Licenses Tag replacement $10.00 $5.00 $5.00 $10.00
Dog Licenses Change of ownership $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

Dog license fees are non-refundable.  

Impounds

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon**
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Impounds Fowl $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Impounds Dog, Cat, small animals $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Impounds Sheep, Goats. Medium animals $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Impounds Equine, Bovine, large animals $60.00 $60.00 $60.00 $63.00
Impounds Dog at large 2nd time $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $53.00
Impounds Dog at large 3rd time $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Impounds Unaltered Fee - Dog & Cat* $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
           

*The unaltered fee is inclusive of State unaltered fees

**El Cajon adopted a "Facility Maintenance Fee" which will apply to al impounds, relinquishments, and adoptions out of the El Cajon Shelter . 

 

 Relinquishment

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon**
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Relinquishment Dog, Cat,  small animals at shelter $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Relinquishment Dog, Cat,  small animals in field $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Relinquishment Dogs, Cats, Livestock $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Relinquishment Out of Jurisdiction $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
**El Cajon adopted a "Facility Maintenance Fee" which will apply to al impounds, relinquishments, and adoptions out of the El Cajon Shelter . 

Boarding

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Boarding Dog, Cat, small animal $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Boarding Sheep, Goats. Medium animal $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Boarding Equine, Bovine, large
(plus 1/2 for 1st day)
$60.00 $60.00 $60.00 $60.00

 Medical Services

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Medical Services Feline Leukemia Test $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00
Medical Services Vet care per hour $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Medical Services Vaccinations (per injection) $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00
Medical Services Topical Flea Treatment $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

Adoptions 

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon**
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Adoptions Cat $65.00 $65.00 $65.00 $65.00
Adoptions Kitten $130.00 $130.00 $130.00 $130.00
Adoptions Dog $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Adoptions Puppy $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00
Adoptions Dog/Cat > 7 yr  $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Adoptions Rabbits, Guineas’ chins, large birds, reptiles $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Adoptions Small birds, mice, rats, hamsters $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Adoptions Sheep / Horse / Livestock $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
**El Cajon adopted a "Facility Maintenance Fee" which will apply to al impounds, relinquishments, and adoptions out of the El Cajon Shelter . 

Miscellaneous

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside 
  4. El Cajon
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Miscellaneous Facility Maintenance Fee**  $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3.00
Miscellaneous Trailer (per trip) $98.00 $98.00 $98.00 $98.00
Miscellaneous Dog Spay $110.00 $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
Miscellaneous Dog Neuter $90.00 $90.00 $90.00 $90.00
Miscellaneous Brachycephalic anesthetic protocol (propofol) $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Miscellaneous Cryptorchid $110.00 $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
Miscellaneous Cat Spay $65.00 $65.00 $65.00 $65.00
Miscellaneous Cat Neuter $45.00 $45.00 $45.00 $45.00
Miscellaneous Microchip (adopt/claim) $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Miscellaneous Out of Jurisdiction (plus other fees) $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Miscellaneous E-Collar $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Miscellaneous SNIP (Spay/Neuter Fee Deposit) $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Miscellaneous Cardboard Carrier $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

Owner Requested Euthanasia

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Owner Requested Euthanasia Shelter $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Owner Requested Euthanasia Cremation - 0-29 pounds $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Owner Requested Euthanasia Cremation - 30-79 pounds $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Owner Requested Euthanasia Cremation - 80+ pounds $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $55.00

Quarantines

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Quarantines Fee Per Visit $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00

Kennels

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Kennels License Application $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00
Kennels Late Fee $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Kennels Late Fee > 6 mos $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Kennels Deficiency Follow-up $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00

Dangerous Dog/ Public Nuisance

  1. Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach
  2. Vista
  3. Oceanside
  4. El Cajon
Fee Type Fee Title A B C D
Dangerous Dog / Public Nuisance Initial Registration $85.00 $85.00 $85.00 $85.00
Dangerous Dog / Public Nuisance Reg. Late Fee $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Dangerous Dog / Public Nuisance Inspection $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Dangerous Dog / Public Nuisance Annual Renewal $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Dangerous Dog / Public Nuisance Renewal Late Fee $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

Updated 09/01/2020 

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