How You Can Help

For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa and Master Card. We, however, do not accept credit card numbers over the phone or through the mail.

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Thank You for Adopting!

Interested in volunteering?

There are so many great reasons to volunteer. Meet new people, experience the satisfaction of community service, develop new skills, and acquire work experience for future endeavors.

Your donation goes straight to work helping tens of thousands of animals all across the county.
Vaccinations & Microchips

Your dog will need a series of vaccinations. To ensure proper immunity or protection from often fatal diseases such as Distemper and Parvo, it is important to complete the whole series.

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Pets featured on our web page are available for adoption on a first come first served basis.

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Have you lost your best friend? He's looking for you. Check here to view lost pets in our shelter.

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RCDAS offers three options to purchase or renew your pet license.

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If your pet was microchipped through the RCDAS, your pet has an AVID microchip.

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Spaying and neutering are vitally important in helping reduce pet overpopulation.

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Your dog will need a series of vaccinations for protection from often fatal diseases.

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Need shelter info outside of our coverage area but you aren't sure where to go? Go here.

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We are looking for volunteers to join our Cat Care Team. Help us build our volunteer base.

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Your donation will positively improve the welfare of all of our shelter animals.

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News Releases

Elusive Horse Finally Corralled

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Sinkhole Burro: Animal ends up in deep hole

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Woman Attacked by Dogs and Severely Injured

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Amazing Volunteer Hits Major Milestone: 15,000 pet portraits!

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Volunteer Readies to Capture 15,000th Pet — on Film

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Two Matted Dogs Receive Veterinary Care — and Now Look Much Better!

This short video showcases the fine work of our veterinary services team members....

Evacuated Animals Returned to Owner in Jurupa Valley

Here’s a super short video featuring animals we returned to an owner in Jurupa...

Some of the critters assisted during Hill Fire & 46 Fire

Below is a super-short video that showcases some of the animals we helped evacuate...

Officers Conduct Sweeps in North Shore, Mecca

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Man Reunited with Dog After Four Years

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Socks for Sox Campaign Launches at RivCo Animal Shelters

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Bye Bye Hedgehog

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Dragged Dog Nursed Back to Health

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Virulent Newcastle Disease Updates

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Razz Berry Adopted

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"Razz Berry" (Dog brought to shelter in Cap'n Crunch cereal box)

This dog, featured below in his unique “pet carrier,” came late yesterday...

The Butterfly Lady visits Critter Kiddz Camp

One of the most magnificent people we know is Yvonne Fox, “The Butterfly Lady.”...

Dog, Reportedly Contained, Charges Officers

Two Animal Control Officers Suffer Bite Wounds Two animal control officers...

Suburban Rams into Animal Control Truck

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Child Suffers Serious Bite to Her Face

Akita Attacks Girl During Visit at Romoland Kennel Riverside County Animal Services...

Green Iguana

Just a short, fun note here to share one of our officer’s interesting calls this...

Caught on Tape: Woman Dumps Puppies UPDATE

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Special Volunteer Unit Seeks More Vols

Emergency Unit Assists During Major Events More volunteers are sought for a special...

Special-Needs Pooch Loving His New Ride

‘Scooter’ is Available to Adopters With Experience A special-needs pooch is ready...

Ferret Abandoned at Banning City Hall

Officer Responds to Wild Critter Call; Ferret OK A Riverside County Animal Services...

Horse Hit by Car, Severely Injured

Animal Services Officer Euthanizes Horse Shortly after 1 p.m. today (Jan. 22)...

Animal Control Officers Assist with Alleged Kidnapping Attempt

CLARIFICATIONS : Re: multiple agencies involved; our officer was on phone with CHP...

Coney the Burro

We responded Friday morning (Jan. 11) to a call about a burro that had an orange...

German Shepherd Missing for Eight Years Reunited With Owner

This dog was reunited today (Monday, June 26, 2017) after a microchip brought the...

Woman Is Reunited With This Long, Lost Pooch

This story has become somewhat cliché now. The long-lost dog that gets reunited...

Coyote Pup Impounded

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Woman Arrested in Dog Cruelty Case

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3-Legged Dog Ready for New Home

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Dog Saved at Treatment Plant

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Injured Shepherd Pup Needs Rescue

She Likely Needs Surgery to Fix Hind Leg Fracture She’ll cuddle at your feet....

Skippy’s Health Did Not Improve

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Peanut Bar Jar Removed From Cat

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Tire Shop Crew Rescue Dog

Animal Control Officer Gets Great Help from Locals A Riverside tire shop crew...

There are so many great reasons to volunteer. Meet new people, help the animals and acquire work experience for future endeavors.

Interested in becoming a foster parent volunteer? RCDAS saves more than 2,000 animals each year through our Foster Care.

A system developed to perform animal rescue within Riverside County during times of disaster or extraordinary emergencies.


Contact a Shelter

Western Riverside: (951) 358-7387 (PETS)
San Jacinto: (951) 358-7387
Coachella Valley: (760) 343-3644
Blythe: (760) 921-7857

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