Animal Laws & Welfare

Animal Care and Control enforces State laws and County codes in our Service Area. State laws apply throughout California, but local ordinances may vary. View San Bernardino County’s Animal Control laws and ordinances.

Generally, for residential areas in the unincorporated parts of the County you are
allowed to have two (2) cats and/or two (2) dogs. However, this will depend on your property’s zoning. For more information you need to contact your local code enforcement agency (Land Use Services).

For a complete list of local ordinances for communities that ACC serves, visit the following sites.

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.