• Adoption Kennel Dogs
  • Adoption Kennel
  • Adoption Play Area
  • Adoption  and Redemption Entrance
  • Animal Care Center building and parking area
  • Animal Care Center
  • Animal Care Center Reception Area
  • Animal Control's Spay and Neuter Clinic
  • Scanning a dog for a microchip
  • Stray and Surrender Entrance
  • Volunteers help at the Clinic

City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center

City of Bakersfield Animal Care CenterWelcome to the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center (CBACC).  CBACC is located at 201 South Mt. Vernon Avenue and accepts animals from city residents and animals impounded by the City of Bakersfield Animal Control Officers. Our hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  Stray animals and those being surrendered by owners are accepted during these hours, however, if you are surrendering your own pet, please call 661-832-7387 to make an appointment.  You may also purchase licenses, redeem a lost pet and receive a myriad of resources during regular business hours.

We want to make every possible attempt to keep your pet with you and will do our best to find pet friendly housing, pet food and training resources or spay and neuter options.  We also cannot guarantee that your pet will be suitable for our adoption program, so by making the appointment, we can facilitate stray intakes more quickly and provide extra attention to your situation.

Adoptable KittyAdoption is always our preferred choice when looking to add an animal companion to your family.  We have many animals that are in our shelter through no fault of their own and would love the opportunity to match you with a forever pet.  Many in our care are just looking for the right family to love. 

We ask that you come down in person to meet our animals, so the right match can be made for you and your family.  While we have all of our adoptable pets online, the human-animal bond is one that should be taken seriously when choosing a pet, and a picture will not always mean they are the right choice for your individual situation. 


Valentines Day Adoption Special


You can't buy love...but, you can adopt it!
Come find your forever love.
February 3rd -14th
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Taylor Mendez is a hero to the animals at the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. Taylor is a dynamic little angel and loves animals, in fact she loves animals so much that during the Christmas holiday she brought her savings to the facility as a donation.

Executive Director Julie Johnson says, "We are grateful to Taylor and her family for instilling such positive values and for giving back to the animal community, two paws up for Taylor!"

Office Phone: 661 832-PETS (7387)

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday thru Saturday
10 am to 4 pm


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