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Owner Relinquish

Request for Animal Relinquishment

Serving the cities of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita.

It is our goal to assist animal owners in relocating dogs and cats into new and permanent homes or to refer residents to local veterinarians or animal rescue organizations. Relinquishments are by application and applications are available at our front counter. To apply to relinquish a cat, you must typically be a resident of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita or Laguna Hills. When space permits, we accept applications from out of these cities. You may contact our office at any time to inquire the status of our cat relinquishment program. To apply to relinquish a dog, you may submit an application if you reside outside of these cities, however, you may be referred to your local servicing shelter.

Applications are reviewed by management within 24 to 48 business hours and staff will contact the applicant for follow up. If approved, the dog or cat must pass a temperament evaluation and health assessment prior to acceptance into the program. 

Relinquishment fees are as follows:

Cats: $25 Cats: $100 Unaltered/ $60 Altered
Litter of Kittens (under 6 months): Litter of Kittens: Same as residents
1 to 2: $25 each  
3 or more: $50  
Dogs: $45 Dogs: $100 Unaltered/$60 Altered
Litter of Puppies (under 6 months): Litter of Puppies: Same as residents
1 to 2: $45 each  
3 or more: $90  



Bikeway Survey

The City of Mission Viejo is developing a Bikeway Master Plan to improve the cycling experience in our community and encourage more people to enjoy riding their bicycles. We are currently in the process of gathering information to understand current cycling trends and preferences in the City.

As part of this effort, beginning on November 8th and running through December 7th, we are seeking resident feedback via a short, online survey. The survey will be available on our website, in our newsletter, and via our social media sites. 

The online survey is available at https://tinyurl.com/missionviejobike, and those who participate will qualify for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Mission Viejo Bikeway