Animal Care & Control

If a public safety emergency is occurring, such as an in-progress vicious dog attack, call 9-1-1 immediately.

How do I?

Lost licensed pets will receive a free ride home the first time they stray from home if they are wearing a current Burien license. An impound fee and a violation fee will be charged to owners of stray dogs found without a license. 

About C.A.R.E.S.

Community Animal Resource Education Society (C.A.R.E.S.), a nonprofit 501C(3) corporation, provides animal control services for Burien. C.A.R.E.S. is responsible for: 

  • Enforcing Burien Municipal Code Title 6 Animals
  • Responding to dog bites and dangerous dog reports 
  • Impounding stray dogs
  • Providing educational information about pets and pet ownership
  • Rescuing sick or injured domestic animals (not wildlife)
  • Providing referrals to other animal service agencies

In addition, C.A.R.E.S. operates an animal shelter. 

Learn more about the work C.A.R.E.S does providing animal control services in Burien.