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Effective 1/29/21 – Devore and Big Bear Animal Shelters will no longer require appointments.

In an effort to protect the public and employ social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Animal Care and Control will reduce direct contact with the public and modify services, effective March 19, 2020. View the news release.

The mission of the San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Program is to prevent rabies in humans and pets, to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spaying and neutering, to protect and serve the public and pets by enforcing all laws and ordinances pertaining to Animal Care & Control, to care for all animals domestic and wild, to reunite lost pets with their owners, to place unwanted pets into new homes, and to maintain a high quality of service.

We provide field service for all the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County, except for the West End unincorporated communities (West of I-15, south of Mt. Baldy). Additionally, we provide service for the cities of Big Bear Lake, Highland, and Yucaipa. If you live outside of our service areas, please check our list of other animal control agencies that provide service in the County.

Shelter Locations

Big Bear Animal Shelter

42080 North Shore Dr.

Big Bear City, CA 92314

Ph: (909) 866-4943

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(closed 1 - 2 p.m.)

Wednesday: Noon - 7 p.m.

(closed 2 -3 p.m.)

Devore Animal Shelter

19777 Shelter Way

San Bernardino, CA 92407

Ph: (909) 386-9820

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.