Interested in adopting? You can view our available adoptable animals on this page. Our website is updated hourly.
Did you find someone you might be interested in meeting? Just fill out an adoption survey so we can make sure it’s a perfect match for you and for the animal. If you prefer, you may complete an adoption survey when you arrive at the shelter. Forms are available in our main lobby.
All adoptions include lots of extras!
|$85 DOG or $100 PUPPY ADOPTION FEE INCLUDES:
||$65 CAT ADOPTION FEE INCLUDES:
|Spay or Neuter Surgery
||Spay or Neuter Surgery
|Bordetella & DHPP Vaccinations
|Heartworm Test (6 months of age or older)
|Rabies Vaccination (4 months of age or older)
||Rabies Vaccination (4 months of age or older)
|1-Year Dog License for City Residents
||1-Year Cat License for City Residents
|Free Health Check-Up Voucher
||Free Health Check-Up Voucher
|Dog Collar, ID Tag & Leash
||Cat Collar, ID Tag & Cardboard Carrier
|OTHER ANIMAL ADOPTION FEES & PROMOTIONS
|$35 Rabbit Adoption or 2 for $50
(includes spay or neuter surgery)
|$5 Senior (55+) Adoption of Senior (5+) Pet
|$5 Rat or Mouse Adoption
||$10 Hamster or Guinea Pig Adoption
Adoption Policy and Process
Adoptions end 30 minutes before closing time. Make sure to allow for plenty of time to meet your new friend and get the adoption process completed. The shelter remains open for the last 30 minutes for visitors. We accept cash, check, money order, VISA, and MasterCard.
If you would like more information about an animal, we highly recommend visiting the shelter in person or submitting a service request to https://cityofsacramento.custhelp.com/app/ask. In order for us to assist you, please indicate the Animal ID number for quicker service.
While the listing of animals that are available for adoption is updated hourly, we cannot guarantee that any of the adoptable animals will still be available when you inquire in person or by email. Animals are adopted frequently and quickly.
Animals are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our goal is to find homes for the animals so unfortunately we are not able to take requests to hold or reserve an animal.
A large majority of animals come to the shelter with unknown medical histories. Most veterinarians honor a free health check visit for a newly adopted shelter pet. We will give you a list of participating veterinarians when you adopt. Keeping pets healthy is very important; we do recommend regular check-ups with a veterinarian. For more information, please read the information about Caring For Your Pet.