Animal Control

The City of Los Alamitos contracts for Animal Control with Long Beach Animal Care Services.  Residents can report animal issues to Long Beach Animal Care Services by calling: 562-570-PETS (7387)

Dog License Required

Dog licenses for the City of Los Alamitos can be obtained by contacting Long Beach Animal Care Services. Los Alamitos Municipal Code § 6.08.010 requires all dogs over the age of 4 months be licensed. Dog licensing laws actually came about for public safety reasons, primarily to make sure dogs are up to date on rabies vaccinations. It can also be their ticket home.

Leash Law

Los Alamitos Municipal Code § 6.16.100 requires that you keep your dog on a leash when on any public street, park, or other public place. The leash cannot be more than eight-feet long and must be held continuously in the hands of a person capable of controlling the dog.

Dogs must be kept on leash when in City Parks. To enjoy your pet off-leash, go to a dog park or other area which has been designated for that purpose. Arbor Dog Park is located off Lampson Avenue, east of Seal Beach Blvd.

Cleaning Up After Your Dog

Los Alamitos Municipal Code § 6.16.200 holds dog owners responsible for picking up after their dogs.

There’s an app for that…

Residents can now report issues like barking, defecation, off-leash, and dead animal pickup with a new iPhone application. The app allows iPhone users to upload photographs with their mobile phones and use GPS tracking technology to instantly report non-emergency issues. Residents can download the free iPhone app by visiting the Apple Store Online. Or  for more information, visit the Animal Care website at