Licensing, Permits & Citations

When your dog is four months old it MUST BE LICENSED – it’s the LAW! To avoid late fees, dogs 4 months and older should be licensed within 15 days of coming home to their new family. If you live in an area that is serviced by the San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Program, then you can get a dog license via mail-in, online, or in person. If you are not serviced by the San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Program, you can look for nearby Animal Control Agencies. Below you will also find information regarding kennel permits and how to clear a citation.

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.