Animal Services

Our Mission

To protect the health and welfare of the community, by maintaining rabies control programs. To educate the public on rabies prevention and responsible pet ownership. To provide innovative, caring customer service for our expanding community through education, enforcement, and the promotion of humane ethics. To maintain successful adoptions of unwanted or released strays.

Responsibilities Include

  • Issuing dog licenses as required by law
  • Impounding stray dogs
  • Enforcing animal control ordinances
  • Finding good homes for shelter dogs and cats
  • Investigation of animal bites, cruelty and nuisance complaints
Douglas County Animal Services enforces Title 6 of the Douglas County Code. If you would like to report an animal code violation, or if you have an animal related emergency, please call the Douglas County Dispatch Center at (775) 782-5126, and an Animal Services Officer will contact you. Please do not report animal complaints via email.

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Animal Services Staff Directory

Name Position Email
Liz Begovich Animal Services Supervisor
Rachel Godecke Animal Services Officer
Tylar Ferriera Animal Services Officer
Savannah Lowther Animal Care Assistant
Temi Tremel Animal Care Assistant


Liz Begovich

Animal Services Supervisor

921 Dump Road Gardnerville, NV 89410


PO BOX 218 Minden, NV 89423


Ph: (775) 782-9061

Fx: (775) 782-9059

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Closed On Major Holidays)

Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (By Appointment Only)

Due to the current ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we are offering curbside service only.  If you would like to adopt an animal, please call the office to make an appointment.