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Forms & Permits: Pets & Wildlife


Pests & Wildlife

To file a complaint about pests (including rodents and cockroaches) in these places:

  • Rental properties (apartment buildings with 4 units or more)
  • Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts
  • Mobile home parks (within unincorporated San Mateo County)
  • Organized camps
  • Employee housing
  • Detention facilities

Call (650) 599-1112 or use the Online Complaint Form.


Animal Bites and Rabies

Rabies exists throughout San Mateo County and is a fatal disease for animals and for people if you don’t get medical attention right away. There is no cure for rabies once your pets are exposed but it can be prevented by making sure your pets are all vaccinated.

The best way to protect your furry family and your community is to get your cats and dogs vaccinated for rabies. And at the same time, be sure to get your pets licensed to help them return home if they get lost.

Vaccination is affordable and well worth it. Check out our list of local low-cost vaccination clinics


Animal Licensing
Protect your pet, yourself, and your community

The best protection for your pets is licensing and vaccinating against rabies. Licensing your pets is the quickest way to be reunited if they get lost or injured. The County maintains a tracking system of licensed animals in case of a bite or rabies exposure.

Licensing also increases the likelihood of finding an aggressive animal or an animal that has been exposed to rabies, and that helps to reduce the number of people who must receive the post-exposure rabies vaccine after a bite.


Spay/Neuter Voucher Program

One of the important benefits of altering your pet is to prevent unwanted pregnancies. By limiting the animal population, we decrease euthanasia, which is the most common cause of death of healthy dogs and cats in the United States.

Veterinary studies have shown that there are definite health benefits to altering your pet. Females are far less likely to develop cancer if they have been spayed. Male animals also benefit from neutering by lowering the risk of prostate infections, abscesses and cancerous tumors.


Lost & Found Pets

Have you lost or found a pet?

Each year, Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA reunites thousands of stray pets with their human companions.

If you have lost an animal, please go to the Animal Control shelter located at 12 Airport Blvd. in San Mateo or call 650-340-7022 x339 for help.