Animal Services / Animal Control

Animal Services

Our mission is to serve the Newman Community through the enforcement of local and State animal control laws. We are committed to administering the proper care and housing of impounded animals, offering low cost vaccination clinics, and providing education, enforcement and resources to promote spay and neutering.

Animal Control Contact

Animal Adoptions

We have dogs and cats available for adoption at the Newman Animal Shelter.
The shelter hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM, please call (209) 862-2902 to set up an appointment.
Please Call (209)862-2902 to request more information on adopting.

Adoption Fee:

  • Dog Adoption $140
  • Cat adoption $75

Lost And Found Pets

To report a lost or found pet to the City’s Animal Services, please call 209-862-2902 or email

After reporting lost or found pet to Animal Services, please visit the PetcoLoveLost website to report the lost or found pet to the Petco National Lost & Found Pet Database.

Dog Licensing

All residents of the City are required to maintain a license for each dog that resides on the property. License applications can be downloaded below or obtained at the Newman Police Department located at 1200 Main Street. Completed applications must be submitted to Police Department; where a license will be issued. Proof of current rabies vaccination and spay/neuter certificate, if applicable, is required at the time the application is submitted.

License fee:

  • Altered dog license fee: $12.00-1-year license (Senior Citizen 50% discount)
  • Unaltered dog license fee: $150- 1-year license (Senior Citizen 50% discount)

Community Cat Program

This program is directed towards community’s feral cats. The program is designed to gather community cats so they can be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and returned to their location. The program helps with disease control and is intended to decrease the community cat population.

Do Not Trap Cats

Please contact our Animal Control Officer for help. (209) 862-2902

Solutions to Cat-Related Issues:

License fee:

  • Voluntary Cat license fee: $12.00-1-year license

Low-Cost Animal Clinics

The City hosts low-cost animal clinics twice a year; one in May and one in October. A limited number of dog and cat vouchers are available to those with proof of residency within the City of Newman. Additional information can be found on the Newman Animal Shelter Facebook page.


The Newman Animal shelter relies heavily on volunteer participation. If you would like to become a volunteer for the animal shelter, please pick up an application at the Newman Police Department.

Dog Park

The City of Newman’s Dog Park is located at 1269 Marapole Ln, Newman, CA 95360