Animal Control

Inland Valley Humane Society

The City of Chino Hills contracts with the Inland Valley Humane Society (IVHS) & S.P.C.A. for animal care and control services. IVHS also provides wildlife information for residents who may encounter wildlife because many homes in Chino Hills back up to large open spaces.

Call the Inland Valley Humane Society:

  • For Licensing Information (In-person, E-mail, Phone, Online) 
  • To renew your dog license
  • For low-cost rabies vaccination clinics
  • For wildlife concerns
  • To report barking dog concerns
  • To report a stray dog or cat
  • To adopt an animal
  • For educational programs
  • To arrange pick-up and disposal of injured, stray, unwanted, or dead animals
  • For animal evacuation information

Licensing Information:

All dogs over four months must be licensed in accordance with State law. Online licensing is available through IVHS. The licensing fee for spayed or neutered (altered) dogs is $30. Residents may complete a dog license application and submit a current rabies certificate, a spay or neuter certificate, and the $30 license fee to receive their license. Licenses for unaltered dogs are $100. Senior citizens, age 65 or older with proof of age, are eligible for a $10 fee for altered dogs. Active Military members and Veterans are also eligible for a $10 fee for altered dogs.

Chino Hills requires all dogs over four months old to be microchipped. Contact your veterinarian, local animal rescue organizations, pet store, or the Inland Valley Humane Society to have your dog microchipped. The cost is approximately $30 to insert and register a microchip.

Dog Microchip Information

Dogs must be kept on a leash at ALL times, except when on your own property.

Protect Your Family from Wildlife

Wildlife, including coyotes and snakes, may occasionally wander into residential neighborhoods to find water and food. With over 3,000 acres of community-owned open space, residents may face more wildlife grazing on the lush landscaping in their neighborhoods. In seeking out their prey, coyotes and bobcats may become a more common sight in residential areas. A cat or small dog can easily fall victim to coyotes in their quest for food. 

Use these steps below to protect your property, animals, and family.

  • Do not leave pet food or water outdoors
  • Remove brush and dense weeds from around your property
  • Supervise small children and small animals, even in your yard
  • Keep small pets indoors and bring pets in after dark

If you see a coyote, make loud noises, throw rocks, jump around, or spray them with water – make them uncomfortable to try to scare them off. Do not turn your back and run from any wild animal. Leave the area calmly, backing away, and keeping an eye on them as you leave. You can report unusual wildlife encounters to the IVHS at (909) 623-9777.

Important safety tips during rattlesnake season (PDF)
Important safety for living among coyotes