Stanislaus Animal Services Agency

Animal Shelter

The City of Ceres and the Ceres Police Department partner with the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency for animal related incidents and issues within the city limits of Ceres. Some of the services provided by the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency include:

  • Investigate animal cruelty, vicious animal, and animal nuisance complaints
  • Pick up and transport stray animals
  • Respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day
  • Rescue animals in distress
  • Respond to calls involving sick, injured, or dead animals
  • License dogs and provide microchip identification
  • They do not transport stray cats

You can contact them at 209-558-7387 or visit

The Stanislaus County Animal Services Agency is located at the Thomas W Mayfield Regional Animal Service Center which provides animal services for the cities of Modesto, Ceres, Patterson, Waterford and Hughson. 

Chihuahua / Pit Bull Spay & Neuter Program

A new spay neuter program is being announced for Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls. The goal of this new program is to reduce the breeding population and reduce the overall shelter intake of Chihuahua and Pit Bull breed dogs. This program is in partnership with the local veterinarian community of Stanislaus County. Chihuahua and Pit Bull dog owners residing in the cities of Modesto, Ceres, Patterson, Waterford, Hughson and the unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County are eligible for this program. 

Dog owners should come to the shelter between 9 and 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday with their dog to obtain a rabies vaccination and a certificate to have their dog spayed or neutered with a local veterinarian at no cost to the dog owner. The dog will receive a dog license after confirmation the dog has been altered. This is all available at no cost to the dog owner! Please contact the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency to take advantage of this amazing program!