Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
The City of San Dimas contracts with the Inland Valley Humane Society for animal control services. Established in 1949, the Inland Valley Humane Society is a private, non-profit, full-access animal shelter. It is a safe refuge, providing food, veterinary care, and attention to the animals that need it most, regardless of health, temperament, breed, or age. The Inland Valley Humane Society officers rescue wild and domestic animals in distress and transport them for medical treatment and shelter when needed, seven days a week and twenty-four hours a day. For stray or deceased animal pick up, you may call the SPCA (Humane Society) at 909.623.9777.
Dog Licenses – Section 6.080.010 of the San Dimas Municipal Code requires an annual dog license within thirty days after a dog becomes four months of age, or within thirty days after the dog is brought into the city. You may obtain a dog license from the Inland Valley Humane Society.