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We are maintaining our services virtually and by appointment.  Please click below for updates on the following services:

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Pets featured on our web page are available for adoption on a first come first served basis.

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Have you lost your best friend? He's looking for you. Check here to view lost pets in our shelter.

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RCDAS offers three options to purchase or renew your pet license.

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If your pet was microchipped through the RCDAS, your pet has an AVID microchip.

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Spaying and neutering are vitally important in helping reduce pet overpopulation.

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Your dog will need a series of vaccinations for protection from often fatal diseases.

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Need shelter info outside of our coverage area but you aren't sure where to go? Go here.

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We are looking for volunteers to join our Cat Care Team. Help us build our volunteer base.

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Your donation will positively improve the welfare of all of our shelter animals.

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RCDAS COVID-19 Related Notices

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There are so many great reasons to volunteer. Meet new people, help the animals and acquire work experience for future endeavors.

Interested in becoming a foster parent volunteer? RCDAS saves more than 2,000 animals each year through our Foster Care.

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Western Riverside: (951) 358-7387 (PETS)
San Jacinto: (951) 358-7387
Coachella Valley: (760) 343-3644
Blythe: (760) 921-7857

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