Animal Shelter

The Elk Grove Animal Shelter is scheduled to be completed in late spring of 2019. We will be updating this page as information becomes available.

View the slideshow presentation from the Animal Shelter Community Forum held on April 3, 2017

Project Overview

The project includes a new ground up building of approximately 17,000 SF located on an undeveloped City owned parcel located at the corporation yard at the corner of Iron Rock Way and Union Park Way. The total land area required by project is approximately 2.80 acres, which includes public parking and service parking lots, outdoor animal yards, kennels, low-cost spay and neuter clinic, and landscape and hardscape areas.


Animal Shelter Construction Updates

Construction of the Animal Shelter begins in Spring 2018. The construction contract is scheduled to be awarded by City Council on March 14, 2018. Unico Engineering, Inc. will be managing construction with oversight by the City's Public Works Department. The anticipated opening date for the Animal Shelter is Summer 2019. Stay up to date with construction by visiting this page.


Date Description
September 22 and November 13, 2014
Public meetings held to discuss and receive feedback from the community about the project.
January 28, 2015  City Council authorized staff to take initial steps to build an Animal Shelter.
March 28, 2016 Public meeting to share the conceptual design and next steps. 
May 11, 2016  City Council authorized staff to develop a schematic design and environmental review. 
November 9, 2016 City Council requested that staff incorporate a low-cost spay and neuter clinic in the proposed new shelter. 
April 3, 2017  Public meeting held to discuss the project and receive feedback on the schematic design and operations  of the facility programming. 
May 18, 2017  Planning Commission recommended Council approval of the Project. 
June 14, 2017 City Council approved the Project. 
January 17, 2018 Notice of Intent to Advertise to Bid
Spring 2018 to Spring 2019  Construction 
Spring 2019  Grand Opening 

Contact Information

For additional comments, questions or concerns, contact:

Mail: City of Elk Grove, Public Works Department
Stephany Carlson, Deputy Project Manager 
8401 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: (916)478-2212

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