Animal Services

Since 1981, the City of Chino has contracted with the Inland Valley Humane Society (IVHS) for all animal care support.

IVHS provides the following to the Chino community:

  • Animal Control
  • Licensing
  • Low Cost Veterinary Services
  • Lost and Found
  • Community Outreach
  • Behavior Assistance

Additionally, the city has partnered with IVHS on the Getting to Zero Program, which aims to end the euthanizing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs in our community.

Municipal Code

Beyond providing a wide range of services benefiting the health and safety of animals and Chino residents, IVHS also administers the Chino Municipal Code as it relates to local ordinances including licensing and vaccination requirements.

Per the Chino Municipal Code, Section 6.08.020, Each dog, over the age of four months, harbored within the city shall be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. The owner or harbor of such dog shall be required to present to the enforcing officer, upon request, a valid license and vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian.

For more information, please contact the Inland Valley Humane Society or view our Pet Licensing Flyer (PDF).

Dog License Canvassing

The Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA periodically canvasses for dog licenses in the City of Chino. This will be a contactless canvass with no door knocking. However, if a resident would like to speak with a License Inspector, we ask that they abide by social distancing and wear a mask for everyone's protection.

License inspectors will be driving their personal vehicles and will carry a badge. Their uniform consists of dark blue pants, a dark blue polo shirt with the IVHS and SPCA logo, a dark blue hat, also with the shelter's logo and a face mask.

Dog License Fees

  • Unaltered Dog: $100
  • Altered Dog: $25
  • Sen. Court Altered Dog: $5
  • Late Fee: $60

All dogs over the age of 4 months, or have been on your property for more than 30 days, must have a current rabies vaccination and license. For more information, please call 909-623-9777 or visit the IVHS website.

Coyote Sightings

The Chino Valley's natural ecosystem includes coyotes, which have been recently sighted more frequently by staff and visitors throughout the day. While no instances of direct aggression towards humans have been reported, it's important to exercise caution and follow these guidelines to ensure everyone's safety and preserve the balance of our ecosystem.

Coyotes are vital for controlling rodent populations and are generally afraid of humans unless provoked or attracted by food sources. To keep them away, we urge visitors and residents to take specific measures:

  1. Control Food Resources: Avoid leaving pet food outside and limit the use of birdseed, which can attract coyote prey.
  2. Maintain Yards: Keep yards trimmed and free of excess brush and woodpiles that may provide shelter for predators or prey.
  3. Use Deterrents: Employ outdoor lights, radios, and noise to discourage coyotes from approaching.
  4. Leash Pets: Always keep pets on a leash, especially at night when wildlife is most active.

If you encounter a coyote, make it feel uncomfortable to scare it off by making loud noises, throwing pebbles, jumping around, or spraying water. Never turn your back and run from any wild animal. Instead, calmly leave the area while keeping the animal in sight. 

Your safety is essential to us, and we are dedicated to maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. If you spot a coyote or have any concerns, please report the sighting to the Ayala Park Operations Center at 909-334-3257 or unusual wildlife encounters to the Inland Valley Humane Society at (909) 623-9777.