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Impounded Animals

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The City of Costa Mesa contracts exclusively with Newport Center Animal Hospital for animal sheltering services. The shelter is located at 1333 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660. If you believe that your lost pet may be sheltered at Newport Center Animal Hospital, please call (949) 447-5959 to set up an appointment to visit the shelter in person to identify and reclaim your pet.

In order to reclaim your dog from the shelter, your pet must be licensed with the City of Costa Mesa. The dog licensing fees are separate from the impounding fees. You may apply for or renew a dog license online here, or you can apply in person with the Parks and Community Services Department located on the 3rd floor at City Hall. Please provide the payment receipt to the shelter when you reclaim your dog. Effective January 1, 2020, cash/check payments for dog licenses will only be accepted at the Parks and Community Services Department, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payment by Visa/Mastercard will be required at the shelter and online with a valid email address. Technical assistance will only be available Monday - Friday during business hours.

This listing includes Costa Mesa impounded animals classified as strays. Stray pets are held for seven days before they are made available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting a pet, click here to view Costa Mesa's adoptable animals.


  • Cairn Terrier mix
  • Brown/Tan/Black
  • Female
  • 1+ year old
  • No ID tag
  • No microchip
  • 05-30-2020

Stray Kitten

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Black Tabby
  • 12 weeks old
  • Male
  • No microchip
  • 07-17-2020