Dog Licenses

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The City of La Mesa contracts with San Diego Humane Society to provide animal services. These include humane law enforcement, lost and found, licensing, spay/neuter, vaccination clinics, microchip clinics and adoptions. San Diego Humane Society offers expanded service hours and coverage seven days a week. This new partnership was approved by the La Mesa City Council during the meeting on January 11, 2022.


Dog Licensing - San Diego Humane Society has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience for San Diego residents. Pet licenses can now be purchased and renewed online at This new, easy-to-use online licensing service provides a quick and easy process to license your pet. 

Each DocuPet tag serves as a pet’s official license and comes equipped with the HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service, which relies on a dedicated full time dispatch staff and linked pet profiles to help get lost pets home quickly.

Visit to license your pet now.

Contact Information


General Information: 619.299.7012

Animal-Related Emergencies and Animal Cruelty: 619-299-7012 ext. 1

Lost and Found: 619-299-7012 or