How You Can Help
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promote the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
You are never too young to learn about proper pet care and safety around dogs.
This group of kindergarteners from Baldwin Academy visited the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility and learned the importance of pet responsibility and to be respectful of dogs. Pictured here with one of our pet educators Florence (sorry she is not available for adoption).
Thank you for helping care for our lost, abandoned and injured animals. Your donations allows the shelter make needed improvements and increase adoption outreach to help find pets a permanent home.
You may now donate online to the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility - All donation are tax-deductible Tax ID 95-6000690.
If you prefer to make a donation by mail, please make your check payable to the City of Chula Vista and send to:
Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
130 Beyer Way
Chula Vista, CA 91911
A receipt will be mailed to the address you specify.
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To view current Volunteer Opportunities available, please click here.
Volunteers help keep animals healthy, happy and adoptable! They truly make a difference and are always welcome!
Volunteer assignments may include the care and feeding of animals, exercising animals, assisting the public with adoptions, clerical work and providing general maintenance and upkeep of the Animal Care Facility.
We need volunteers that have skills in dog grooming or cat care at our following Adoption Centers. Please contact Linda, the Volunteer Coordinator at (619) 691-5174 if you can help out:
- Unleashed in Terra Nova Plaza (Chula Vista)
304 E H Street
- PetCo (National City)
3430 Highland Avenue #B
- PetCo (Broadway)
Foster Care Program | Become a Foster Parent!
The Foster Care Program is designed to give animals, who are too young or not ready to be adopted, a chance to thrive in a loving, temporary home until they can be adopted through the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility.
What does the program do?
Foster parents provide temporary
specialized care that certain animals need.
The Foster Care Program gives the community an opportunity to get involved and help the Animal Care Facility.
Over 600 animals went through the Foster Care Program last year. With help from foster parents, these animals got a second chance. And foster parents really enjoy caring for their foster animals -- so everyone benefits!
Which animals go into foster care?
Nursing mother cats or dogs and their babies.
Baby animals that are too young to survive on their own.
Young animals that need to grow enough to be spayed or neutered, then be put up for adoption.
Animals being treated for medical reasons or those recovering from medical procedures.
What does a foster parent do?
What is provided to foster parents?
All supplies necessary to care for the animals are provided, including food, baby formula, medicine, heating pads, pet carriers, etc.
The Animal Care Facility provides full veterinary care. Staff will schedule all check-ups and appointments.
Why become a foster parent?
Not only can you save the lives of so many need animals, your efforts will be appreciated by the people who permanently adopt them.
- For more information, call Eileen Howard, Foster Care Coordinator at (619) 476-5309 ext. 0545
Click here to fill out our online Foster Care Program Application. With your completed application, please include -in your own words- why you feel you would make a great foster parent.
Upon review of your application and essay, you will be contacted by staff to schedule an in-person interview at the Animal Care Facility.
If you have already been selected as a foster parent, please click here for the Foster Care Program Agreement.
H.E.A.R.T. of Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
Help and Education for Animal Responsibility Team
Downloadable Promotional Materials *
* Downloadable materials are provided for the sole purpose of promoting the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility and its programs. The City of Chula Vista owns the copyrights. To request permission to alter the materials or utilize them for another use, please call (619) 585-5626.