Animal Control Hours of Service:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call 253.798.3133, for emergencies after hours call 911
University Place Animal Control responds to all domestic animal calls in University Place including stray animals found or injured animals, aggressive animals, bites or leash law violations. They work together with Public Works to provide deceased animal pick-up on roadway or City right-of-way, and consult and assist neighbors on various wildlife issues.
Contact your Animal Control Officers for the Following:
- Dangerous animal
- Lost or stray animals
- Other animal control issues
Keeping a pet free from harm is an ongoing responsibility. City ordinances require you to purchase and place a license on your pet. If your pet is wearing a current license but we are unable to reach you and animal is taken to the shelter your impound fee will be waived the first time. If your pet has a microchip please make sure we have that information so we can include it in our database. We can use the microchip to locate you if your animal has lost its tag.
Need to apply for or renew a pet license?
Forms can be filled out and mailed in with a payment, you can also walk into the University Place Police Department and pay in person
Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. We accept cash, checks,Visa and MasterCard.
Pet License Application
Credit Card Payment Application
Do you have more licensing questions?
253.798.4251 or email Leslie Wheeler
Is your pet missing?
If you have lost your pet please call animal control at 253.798.3133. You can also call the Pierce County Humane Society at 253.383.2733 and then "press 1". Found pets are also listed on their website at The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County.
Wild Animals & Animal Control
City of University Place Animal Control Officers do not
handle wild animals. Coyotes
, and raccoons
are just some of the many wildlife becoming more visible now that we are building structures in their natural habitat. If you encounter one of these wild animals please visit one of the links above to learn more about the animal and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's
management methods, including the phone number for the Coastal Washington Office
, which includes Pierce County. If you find a wild animal that you suspect may be injured, please contact the PAWS Wildlife Center
at 425.787.2500 ext. 817.
The Sarvey Wildlife Center
is also available for assistance in the event that you find an injured wild animal. Their phone number is 360.435.4817. Please visit their website to see if they can assist you.
|Found, stray or injured animals
|Chronic nuisance barking dogs
|Deceased animals on roadway or City right-of-way
|Wild animals (deer, raccoons, skunks, opossums & coyotes)
|Locating lost animals, turning in strays or found animals
|Junk vehicle hotline