City of Eugene Animal Services

Animal Welfare Program 

The program works within the Eugene Police Department.  To report animal abuse, neglect or a violation call 541.687.4060 and select between option 1 and 2.

Animal Welfare Officers

The program includes two animal welfare officers who,

  • Investigate and prosecute animal abuse, neglect, and abandonment
  • Patrol the city for compliance with the dog license and leash ordinances
  • Enforce other animal ordinances under Chapter 4 of city code including continuous annoyance and potentially dangerous dog
  • Transport dogs found at large, as well as other lost or stray animals that are sick or injured to the Greenhill Human Society Shelter and/or Emergency Veterinary Care

Dog Licensing 

Oregon law requires a dog to be licensed within the jurisdiction the owner resides.  If you live inside the city limits of Eugene and own a dog that is 6 months old or has permanent canine teeth, whichever event occurs first, it is required they receive a rabies vaccination and be licensed with our program.  

As of May 31, 2018, a new law went into effect prohibiting unlicensed dogs within the Downtown Core. Visit the Downtown Dog Licensing Zone page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For more information watch the following video and read the questions and answers below.

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