Animal License Canvassing Begins In Thousand Oaks on September 14th

Thousand Oaks Dog Owners Be Prepared! Animal license canvassing will begin in Thousand Oaks on September 14, 2011.  Officers from the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control will begin going door to door checking for current rabies vaccinations and to ensure residents are in compliance with dog licensing requirements.  The City of Thousand Oaks contracts with Los Angeles County for animal shelter and related services.

California State law requires all dogs over the age of four months to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed.  Securing a license is also important when searching for and identifying lost dogs.  Residents are required to comply and will be subject to license fees plus delinquency charges, including a $40 field enforcement fee to off-set field service costs. 

In order to avoid penalties, be sure to license your dog.  Residents will need to provide a copy of current rabies vaccination and spay/neuter certificates, and city residence verification.  

New dog licenses are available by:

  1. Completing the application and directions online at   

  2. Visiting the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road, (818) 991-0711.

  3. Visiting City Hall Finance Counter, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

Renew your dog license by:

  1. Completing the application and directions online at

  2. Visiting the Agoura Animal Shelter.

Information is available on low cost vaccination clinics and low cost assistance (for individuals who qualify) for spay and neuter vouchers at, stopping by the Agoura Animal Shelter, or calling (818) 991-0071.