Animal Control

Douglas County encourages responsible pet ownership, including compliance with state and local laws and spaying/neutering of dogs and cats.


Douglas County Animal Control is staffed with two uniformed Animal Control Deputies. The deputies handle complaints and investigations throughout Douglas County. The records department staff provides dog licensing, receives complaints from the public and processes reports.

Working with Law Enforcement

Douglas County Animal Control works in conjunction with other local law enforcement and health agencies, the Umpqua Valley Humane Society, Saving Grace Animal Shelter, and the Roseburg SPCA, to provide the community with necessary enforcement and education to provide for the welfare of all domestic animals.

Saving Grace Animal Shelter

Douglas County currently contracts the animal shelter to Saving Grace Animal Shelter. Our contract guarantees that the citizens of our county can take stray dogs and cats to the shelter without any fee. A small donation is appreciated to help defray shelter costs, but it is not required. For owner release animals, Saving Grace charges a nominal fee.