Animal Control

Animal ControlThe Rosemead Public Safety Division provides for various animal control services for Rosemead residents, including:

 - Dog Licenses
Animal Complaints and Investigations
Removal of Dead Animals
Pet Surrender
and others

If you need animal care services, please call the City of Rosemead Public Safety Department at (626) 569-2292.  Office hours are:

Monday through Friday - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday & Sundays - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

After hours and holidays, please leave a detail voice message (626) 569-2292. 

An online request for service may also be made on the City's website by clicking the "Report a Problem" tab, or by sending an email to [email protected].  

Dog License
Licensing Laws
All dogs over the age of four (4) months in the City of Rosemead are required to have and wear a current license tag.  Your pet's license is proof of its valid rabies vaccination, as well as its best chance to get safely home if it is lost.

Purchase a License
The City of Rosemead has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience for residents. Your pet’s license now includes DocuPet’s free HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service and the option to upgrade to designer license tag styles with personalization options. Additionally, 20% of every designer tag sale is donated to Volunteers in Defense of Animals (VIDA Rescue) through DocuPet’s Safe & Happy Fund. The new, easy-to-use online licensing service provides a quick and seamless way to license your pet from the comfort of your own home.

Pet licenses can now be purchased online here, by mail, over the phone or in person. To complete the licensing process, you will need a copy of the following records-

● Your pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate.
● Proof of sterilization (spay or neuter)

If your pet has been spayed or neutered, you may license at a reduced rate by providing proof of alteration. Pet owners over the age of 60 may license their pets at a reduced rate by providing proof of their age. All license renewals must be accompanied by renewal notice.

$32.00 Male or Female
$19.00 Spayed or neutered with certificate
$8.00 Spayed or neutered dog owned by senior citizen (60 years old or older)
$21.00 Late fee after 30 days of expired license.

Benefits of Licensing
Licensing your pet not only displays responsible pet ownership but it also helps fund local animal welfare initiatives in your community. A valid license means your pet is officially recognized as a member of the community. In addition to your pet’s license, here are some benefits of your DocuPet
online profile:

● Hundreds of unique and colorful designer tag styles to choose from with the option to design your own tag style online
● With full access to HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service, upload recent photos of your pet and include important information that will help identify and retrieve them if they become lost
● Gain access to exclusive promotions and discounts
● Add additional pet guardians to your pet's profile
● Skip the trip and easily purchase or renew your pet's license from the comfort of home
● Upload important new documents for your pet by snapping a photo
● Make an optional donation to Volunteers in Defense of Animals (VIDA Rescue) via DocuPet’s Safe & Happy Fund and help support local animals in need
● Easily view and download your pet’s license documentation
● Read up on exclusive pet-focused content
● Manage, or make changes to your account at anytime including updating your contact information and making changes to pet details and status
● View your order status and history

Payment options

1.  Walk-in Service –Dog licenses may be purchased and/or renewed at the Public Safety Center located at 8301 Garvey Avenue, Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

2.  By mail – check or money order mailed to 8301 Garvey Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770.  Payable to the City of Rosemead. 

3. Online payment - Pet licenses can easily be purchased online at

Please contact our office at (626) 569-2292 if you have any questions.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contacts for Animal Control Services

Monday - Friday (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Saturday & Sunday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
(626) 569-2292

Emergency and Afterhours
Please leave a detail voice message (626) 569-2292

Adoption Program
If you are interested in adopting an animal; visit
Rosemead Public Safety Center
8301 E. Garvey Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770
Phone: (626) 569-2292
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (closed for lunch 12 pm - 1 pm)
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.