Animal Control

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Animal control services in the City of Arcadia are provided by the Pasadena Humane Society. Animal control services include assisting stray and injured animals, barking dogs, dog bites, pet lost and found, cruelty investigations, feral cat trap-neuter-return, assistance during natural disasters, cruelty investigations, assisting homeowners with wildlife removal and picking up dead animals on public streets.

Additional services available to animals of Arcadia residents include: affordable spay/neuter services, vaccination clinics, microchipping, pet adoption, dog daycare, dog boarding, dog behavior and training classes; and humane education classes. Please contact their offices by calling 792-7151.

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
Tel. 626-792-7151
Fax 626-792-3810

Leash Law
When on public property, all dogs must be kept on a leash not exceeding six feet in length.  In addition, when walking a dog on a public street or in a public park, you are responsible for the prompt and sanitary disposal of any feces left by the dog.

Dog Licenses 
Licenses are required for all dogs over the age of four months with proof of rabies vaccination. If the dog is spayed or neutered, proof of sterilization is also required when obtaining the first license.   

$30 for non-spayed animals
$15 for spayed animals
$15 for senior citizens with non-spayed animals
$7.50 for senior citizens with spayed animals

Licenses may be purchased on a yearly basis at the Cashier's Office at Arcadia City Hall located at 240 W. Huntington Drive or at the Pasadena Humane Society. Forms can be downloaded at

Information on Living with Wildlife