Animal Shelter

Project Overview

The project includes a new ground up building 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 the 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

Animal Shelter Groundbreaking
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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.   You may view the slideshow presentation here.
May 18, 2017  Planning Commission recommended Council approval of the Project. 
June 14, 2017 City Council approved the Project. 
January 17, 2018 Project was advertised to receive bids.
February 27, 2018 Bid due date.  The City received six bids.
March 14, 2018  Council awarded the construction contract to Robert E. Boyer Construction.
 April 23, 2018 Construction start date.
 April 26, 2018  Ground breaking ceremony was held.
Spring 2018 to Summer 2019  Construction 
Summer 2019  Grand Opening

Contact Information

For additional comments, questions or concerns, contact:

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

For Animal Services please contact:

Animal Services Request / Licensing Line (916)687-3042
Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed City Holidays

For an animal emergency after-hours, weekend or holiday, please, call Elk Grove Police Non-emergency number:  (916)714-5115

For future Animal Shelter job opportunities, please visit the City's Human Resources webpage.

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