The City of Maywood contracts with the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) and is one of the largest and most progressive animal control agencies in the United States. Our seven animal care centers serve unincorporated Los Angeles County and 47 contract cities with a combined total population of over 3 million residents. We cover more than 3,400 square miles of cities, deserts, beaches, and mountains: from the Antelope Valley in the north to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the south, as far east as the border of San Bernardino County, and west to Thousand Oaks. We provide animal control and rescue services in our service areas 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
COVID-19 Update from DACC
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 DACCs seven animal care centers. DACC Animal Control Officers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service including:
- Animal cruelty investigations
- Dangerous dogs
- Police assistance
- Removal of dead animals
- Sick or injured animals
All seven (7) Animal Care Centers remained open throughout the pandemic, serving the public by appointment for on-site visits and 24/7 through our Communications Centers and online service requests. Animal Care Centers continue to reunite pets with their owners, transfer pets to Adoption Partners and adopt pets into new families.
Please visit the DACC website for information regarding adoptions, lost and found animals, or any other services. You can call DACC in (Downey) at (562) 940-6898 for a service request.
DACC Programs and Services
The Animal Care Center DACC offers a variety of programs and services such as low‑cost spaying/neutering, pet licensing, vaccinations, microchips, adoption programs, etc.
DACC suspended its field license enforcement operations and reassigned officers to perform these duties from the ACCs at the onset of COVID-19. Enforcement continues through the mail, email, and telephone contact with pet owners. Online licensing has been expanded so pet owners can license their pets without the need to come to an ACC. Pet Licenses Details.
For residents who wish to purchase or renew pet license, please visit the online portal at:
People who found an animal or have lost their pet are encouraged to speak to their local Animal Care Center (DACC). Residents are encouraged to check the ACC database to search for a lost pet. For further information regarding lost pets, please visit If-you-lost-you pet.
Pet owners considering surrendering their pets should delay doing so, if possible. If this is not possible, please call your local Animal Care Center (DACC) for more information.
Adoptions & Pet Redemptions
Our animal care centers offer a wide variety of potential pets for you to choose from. Most of our animals are either strays or pets, turned in by owners who are no longer able to keep them. The added benefit of adopting is the satisfaction of having saved the life of a shelter animal.
DACC is aware of the temporary COVID-19 restrictions that have disrupted normal adoption and pet redemption services. We are committed to ensuring that lost pets are reunited with their families and that homeless animals continue to have the opportunity for adoption.