The mission of Butte County Animal Control is to protect, promote and enhance the health, safety and quality
of life for the County's animals and citizens. We do this through education, community collaboration and the
enforcement of animal related laws and ordinances.
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
From Chico Call: (530) 891-2907
From Oroville Call: (530) 538-7409
Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
In December 2008, the Board of Supervisors adopted a new section of Chapter 4 of the Butte County Code that changed the procedure for barking dog complaints in the areas of the county that are defined as being within the sphere of influence of an incorporated city.
The following procedure shall be used to document a barking dog nuisance in the rural areas of Butte County. “Rural areas” are defined as those areas that are not within the sphere of influence of a city.
Remember to review your most recent rabies vaccination certificate to confirm it is valid through the expiration date of the new license. If the rabies certificate is new or we have not seen the spay/neuter certificate please submit a copy of the certificates with the license application. The certificates will be returned with the new license.
The rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire license period.
Please make checks payable to: Butte County Health Department
Butte County Dog License Fees:
Don’t wait even a day to start your search!
A lost pet is an emergency. An early search is essential. People who find their pets are people who act quickly and aggressively. Always keep your dog currently licensed and have accurate contact information on both dogs and cats. Dog licenses are required in all areas of Butte County.
Make contact with Animal Shelters!
Every county and city has or contracts with an animal shelter. Because pets can travel or be transported, it is important to contact all animal control agencies and shelters in the area where the pet was lost. Most shelters will record both lost and found animals called in.
In Butte County contact:
Butte County Animal Control (Provides services to all unincorporated areas of Butte County)
202 Mira Loma Drive, Oroville
(530) 891-2907 or (530) 538-7409
Chico Animal Control (Provides services to City of Chico and adoptions)
1460 Humboldt Road, Chico
Paradise Animal Control (Provides services to Town of Paradise)
925 American Way, Paradise
Paradise Animal Control Website
Gridley/Biggs Animal Control (Provides services to Gridley/Biggs)
685 Kentucky Street, Gridley
Northwest SPCA (Provides sheltering services to City of Oroville and Unincorporated Areas)
2787 South Fifth Ave., Oroville
Northwest SPCA Website
Butte Humane Society (Provides adoption services to City of Chico)
2579 Fair Street, Chico
Butte Humane Society Website
Place lost pet ads in area newspapers.
Make sure you check the FOUND PET LISTINGS to see if someone has found an animal that matches the description of your pet.
Create and distribute fliers in the area where your pet was lost.
A clear picture of our pet is very helpful. Distribute to animal shelters, veterinarians, pet stores, feed stores and in your neighborhood.
Don’t give up! Animals that become lost and are still loose may be close to home.
Though some property management companies or apartments donít accept pets, there are many that will. This is important information for people who are forced to make the tough decision about relocating with pets. To help, Butte County Animal Control has compiled lists of property management companies and/or apartments in Butte County that allow pets and is making that list available for you below.
Be aware that animal abandonment is a problem in our county and be proactive to prevent the problem from worsening. When the threat of relocating is real, begin planning for you and your pets, and if no other arrangements can be made for the animal, turn pets in to a shelter which is more humane and gives the animals a chance at adoption. Abandonment should not be an option.