We (the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control) can only accept and process animal noise complaints—including barking dog complaints—from residents of our service area. We provide service to all unincorporated (non-city) areas of Los Angeles County as well as to a number of contracted cities.
The City of Los Angeles is not serviced by our agency (except for small unincorporated areas surrounded by or adjacent to the city). If our agency does not serve your city, we cannot accept your complaint request. Our agency does not have the legal authority to conduct animal noise abatement proceedings outside our service area.
We understand that continuous noise caused by animals ( dogs, roosters, etc.) can adversely affect quality of life, and we are dedicated to helping to resolve such situations.
The following areas handle their own barking dog complaints:
- Culver City
- Huntington Park
- Palos Verdes Estates
- Redondo Beach
- Rolling Hills
- West Hollywood
By order of the Chair of the Board of Supervisors for the County of Los Angeles, all County facilities will be closed to the public beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice. This includes DACC’s seven animal care centers. DACC officers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service including dangerous dogs, sick or injured animals, police assistance, removal of dead animals, and animal cruelty investigations. You may contact the numbers below or via email to request service. Pet owners considering surrendering their pets should delay doing so, if possible. If this is not possible, please call your local animal care center for direction. DACC is not accepting healthy stray cats at this time.
People who find or lose a pet should download https://shadowapp.com to reunite lost pets with their families.
DACC is aware that the temporary closing of County facilities will disrupt normal adoption and pet redemption services. We are committed to ensuring that lost pets are quickly reunited with their families, and that homeless animals continue to have the opportunity for adoption. We are managing our animal population closely, and only animals that are irremediably suffering, dangerous, or unable to eat without assistance will be euthanized during this time.
Our Animal Care Centers
Agoura Animal Care Center
The Agoura Animal Care Center proudly serves the Cities/Communities of:
- Agoura (unincorporated area)
- Agoura Hills (City)
- Agoura Hills (unincorporated area)
- Calabasas (City),
- Calabasas (unincorporated area)
- Canoga Park (unincorporated area)
- Chatsworth (unincorporated area)
- Fernwood (unincorporated area)
- Hidden Hills (City)
- Malibu (City)
- Malibu (unincorporated area)
- Thousand Oaks (City)
- Topanga Canyon (unincorporated area)
- Westlake Village (City)
- Woodland Hills (unincorporated area)
Why Adopt from Us?
Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Adoption
Can You Help?
We are looking for committed volunteers with a love for animals to help us improve animal care and provide programs that are vital to a healthy community. Please consider becoming a volunteer in one of our six animal care centers. Your time and donations can mean all the difference.