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Adoption Fees

Dogs and cats adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter are provided with a medical exam, flea treatment, vaccinations and microchip. Dogs, cats and rabbits must be spayed or neutered before going home with their new family.

Dog Adoption Fees

  • Unaltered dog adoption start at $125. Includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and adoption fee.
  • Adoption for dogs spayed/neutered prior to arriving to the Shelter start at $90. Includes vaccinations, microchip & adoption fee.

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Unaltered cat adoptions start at $85. Includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and adoption fee.
  • Adoption for cats spayed or neutered prior to arriving to the Shelter start at $50. Includes vaccinations, microchip & adoption fee.

Rabbit Adoption Fees

  • $30 unaltered rabbit adoption. Includes spay/neuter surgery adoption fee.
  • $15 adoption for rabbits that were previously spayed/neutered prior to arriving to the Shelter, includes adoption fee.

Other Animals

  • Fees vary by animal.
  • Contact staff for details.



The Burbank Program, Activity, and Service Subsidy (PASS) Program provides Burbank residents in need of financial assistance the opportunity to engage and participate in Citywide services.

Participants may be eligible for a subsidy to cover 50% of adoption fees for dogs, cats, and rabbits; 50% vaccine fees (at time of adoption only); and 75% off of registration fees for altered dogs only.

Click HERE to apply for your pass.

Adoption fees are waived for all United States Military Veterans. To have adoptions waived, veterans must show proof of veteran status either by presenting the shelter a Certificate of Release/Discharge from Active Duty or their retired United States military identification card at the time of adoption. Veterans are limited to a maximum of 3 adoptions capped at a maximum of $1500 in adoption subsidies.

The Burbank Animal Shelter is a proud Pets for Patriots adoption partner. Veterans can adopt eligible pets through the Pets for Patriots program to receive a waived adoption, a one-time $150 gift card to a major pet retailer for pet food and supplies, and a minimum ongoing 10% fee discount for medical care with any of the Pets for Patriots veterinary partners. Shelter animals with the Pets for Patriots logo are eligible for adoption under this great program. If you are a veteran and would like to be pre-qualified, apply here.


Unaltered - $100 annually
Spayed/Neutered - $20 annually
Late fee - 100% of license fee
Tag replacement - $5
All cats - $5 annually
All horses - $20 annually


Licensing is required for all dogs and horses in the City of Burbank.

Licensing your cat is optional. The Burbank Animal Shelter licenses dogs, cats and horses for City of Burbank residents only. 

Why license your pet?
If your dog is ever missing, a license tag provides a quick and accurate way of notifying you if someone else finds your pet. It also provides proof that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies, as required by law.

Your dog will be given a permanent license tag number. Once your dog has been assigned a license with a distinctive tag number, the number and information about your dog is permanently filed in our records.

Burbank Municipal Code §§5-1-507 and 5-1-510 requires all dogs be rabies vaccinated and licensed:

  • Within thirty (30) days after reaching the age of four (4) months, or
  • Within thirty (30) days of acquiring the dog, or
  • Within thirty (30) days after entering the jurisdiction of these ordinances.

Important info:

  • Failure to obtain a license as listed above, or to renew by the expiry date will result in a late fee.
  • Rabies vaccination must be effective through the entire licensing period. 
  • License tags shall be firmly attached to the dog's collar and worn at all times.
  • License fees are NOT REFUNDABLE.

How to Apply for a License


You will need the following information in order to license your pet online:

New Registration:

  • Dogs: current Rabies Certificate & proof of sterilization.
  • Cats must be microchipped in order to be licensed. The Burbank Animal Shelter offers microchipping services for $10 per chip. You can bring your cat in during Shelter hours to have a microchip implanted and pay the license fee of $5.00 during the same visit.   

Renewal Registration:

  • Current License # found on your Renewal Notice (L14-123456)
  • Person ID found on the Renewal Notice (P123456)
  • Valid current Rabies Certificate (only applicable if your renewal notice indicates that your pet needs a new vaccination).
  • Please call the Animal Shelter if you need your pets License #, Person ID or would like to confirm the date of your pets Rabies Certificate expiration date.

During the application process, you will be provided with an opportunity to scan and submit your current Rabies Certificate and Proof of Sterilization. If you do not have scanning capability, you can mail your certificate along with a copy of your printed receipt to:

Burbank Animal Shelter, 1150 N. Victory Place, Burbank, CA 91502 Attention: Online Pet Licensing.

Or fax to 818-238-3346.


Mail your rabies and spay/neuter certificate to the Burbank Animal Shelter 1150 North Victory Place, Burbank, CA 91502. Please make checks payable to: City of Burbank

A Horse Registration application must be completed and returned to the Burbank Animal Shelter along with the $20 application fee. Horse Registration Application [PDF].

Impound Fees

Impound fees for dogs, cats and other animals are as follow:

  • 1st Time Impounded Within 12 Months              $35
  • 2nd Time Impounded Within 12 Months             $50
  • 3rd Time Impounded Within 12 Months              $75
  • 4th Time Impounded Within 12 Months              $100

A $20 boarding fee per day or fraction thereof will also be applied.

In addition, there is a state surcharge fee that ranges from $35 to $100 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered depending on the number of times the dog has been impounded.


To ensure the health of the impounded animal and that of the animal population at the Shelter, impounded animals will be vaccinated upon arrivial. Owners are responsible for these fees as follows:

Dog Vaccinations:

  • 6 in 1 - $15
  • Bordetella - $15
  • Rabies - $15

Cat Vaccinations:

  • FVRCP - $15






To request a refund from the Burbank Animal Shelter, complete a Refund Request Form.

Business Line & General Information: 818-238-3333
Non-Emergency, Police Response: 818-238-3000
Emergencies: 911
200 North Third St., Burbank, CA 91502
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