The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is excited to move forward in our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our residents – and their pets! Now effective as of January 1, 2017, our new partnership with the City of Mission Viejo is in effect and will provide excellent, high-quality animal care and sheltering services. Mission Viejo Animal Services provides a pro-humane animal shelter, 24-hour response to emergency calls, pet adoption and fostering, low-cost vaccination clinics, animal licensing, volunteer opportunities, community outreach and events, and many other essential animal care services.
Click here to view the Mission Viejo Animal Services Brochure (PDF)
Mission Viejo Animal Services works closely the volunteers of Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG), a nonprofit organization committed to providing medical care and helping hands to comfort sick, injured and frightened animals that come into the Mission Viejo animal shelter until they can be reunited with their families or, in the event they have been abandoned, adopted to new families. DAWG also pays for extraordinary medical expenses for animals in jeopardy of euthanasia and training for new pet owners. If an animal has been injured, Mission Viejo Animal Services is in touch with DAWG immediately, day or night, to make sure life-saving veterinary care is provided as soon as possible.