Animals

Can I take my dog to Oceanside parks or beaches?

Dogs are not allowed on Oceanside beaches.  Please visit North Beach (Dog Beach) in Del Mar, if you wish to share the ocean with your four-legged friends. 

Dogs ARE allowed at City of Oceanside parks and must be leashed.  For dog owners wishing to unleash their pups, visit the Oceanside Dog Park run by the San Diego Humane Society. 

How do I get a license for my pet?

Please contact The San Diego Humane Society at (619) 299-7012.   Information is also available on the San Diego Humane Society's licensing page.

How do I report animal cruelty and neglect?

Animal cruelty, neglect, or welfare issues should be reported to the San Diego Humane Society by calling (619) 299-7012, Extension 2622, or via email at investigations@sdhumane.orgFor animal related emergencies, call 911.

I have a dangerous animal, snake on my property.

Please contact The San Diego Humane Society at (619) 299-7012 for assistance with snakes, dogs, cats, and other animals. 

I have a problem with barking dogs.

 

Barking Dog

https://www.sdhumane.org/services/humane-law-enforcement/

For expediency regarding barking dog complaints, contact the San Diego Humane Society. You may fill out and submit a Barking Dog Complaint Form or call 619-299-7012,  ext. 2617.

 
 
Dead Animal
Contact Jamie at California Landscape (760) 672-2496.  This contact is for dead animal retrieval throughout the City of Oceanside.
  


I have a problem with bees.

If the bees/beehive are located on the City property, you can submit an Online Request or call (760) 435-4500.

Bees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.

I want to adopt a pet.

Please contact The San Diego Humane Society at (619) 299-7012 or www.sdhumane.org.

I want to report a stray dog/cat.

Please contact The San Diego Humane Society at (619) 299-7012.

What are the regulations on number of pets allowed?

Generally, animals are limited to six per residential unit, no more than three of which may be dogs. Animals under the age of three months are not included in this count, per Oceanside Zoning Ordinance 3034.

Where are animals like chickens (including roosters) or horses allowed in the City?

There are a variety of codes regulating animals within the city. The Oceanside Zoning Ordinance permits horses only on lots of a sufficient size. Roosters are not allowed anywhere within the city.

Who do I call for dead animal removal?

If the dead animal is on a public street, public property, or beaches, please call (619) 390-8204.  This contact is for dead animal retrieval throughout the City of Oceanside.

If the animal is in the water, contact the Harbor Maintenance at (760) 435-4000.

If the dead animal is on Highway 76 or Highway 78 (on/off-ramps) contact Caltrans at (619) 688-6670 .