Truckee Police Department

How can I adopt a pet?

All of our adoptable animals are placed in new homes by our partner the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. You may contact the Humane Society at 530-587-5948 or visit their website at http://hstt.org/adopt-pet for more information.

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Where do I license my dog and what paperwork is required?

Dog licenses can be purchased online here. A current rabies certificate is required.

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Is there a penalty if I license my dog late?

A $12.00 late penalty will be applied to any dog license that is obtained after the 30 day grace period, whether it is a renewal or new license. Also, failure to license a dog may result in a citation being issued.

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Is a dog license required in Truckee?

Yes, a license is required for all dogs over 4 months of age. The license is verification of current rabies vaccination and is mandated through the State of California. Rabies in dogs is still common in many countries outside the United States that do not have licensing programs in place.

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What is your euthanasia policy?

We are proud to have one of the lowest euthanasia rates in the country. In rare instances of a severe medical issue or a behavioral issue such as a pet that is not safe to adopt into our community, animals are euthanized. You can check out our shelter stats here

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What should I do if I see a coyote?

Seeing coyotes in our community is a normal occurrence. For tips on living with Coyotes visit https://wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Coyote

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What can I do about a pet I can no longer keep?

Making the decision to surrender an animal is difficult, but we’re here to help. We will work with you to see if there are resources available to assist in your situation. If you do need to surrender your pet, an appointment, a fee, and a completed pet behavior form are required.

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How do I file a complaint?

All complaints are acquired in confidence. Your information is not given to the person you are filing a complaint against. File a complaint here or contact a Community Service Officer at (530) 550-2320 for additional information.

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Is there a leash law in Truckee?

Common courtesy goes a long way, and it is important to respect all users of multi-use trails. Dog owners are required to keep their dogs under control by visual and voice control or by leash control. Voice and visual control requires that the owner is in the immediate presence of the animal and can demonstrate […]

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What should I do if I see a bear?

We’re lucky to live so close to wildlife. It is possible to share space and safely coexist with native species. If a bear is causing property damage or a public safety issue, you may contact the Truckee Police Department at (530) 550-2320. You may also contact the Bear League at 530-525-7297 or visit their website at http://savebears.org/.

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