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2017 Paws To Party Friday October 13

Wednesday - Friday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm     Saturday - Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed on Monday, Tuesday, and holidays

IMPORTANT!  Daily adoptions end 30 minutes before closing time. However, please be aware that, during adoption promotions or special events, the adoption time may end earlier in the day due to extreme weather conditions, staffing availability, customer demand, and adoption wait times.


Interested in adopting a new family member? Click on one of the icons below to view the shelter's available adoptable animals. Typically, the list of animals is updated/refreshed hourly. However, please note that there are occasions when, for example, the site may go offline or may not be updated due to maintenance or technical glitches.

  Dogs Picture   Cats Picture  Other Animals Picture 

All adoptions include lots of extras!

$85 DOG or $100 PUPPY


Spay or Neuter Surgery Spay or Neuter Surgery
Bordetella & DHPP Vaccinations FVRCP Vaccination
Flea Preventative Flea Preventative
Deworming Preventative Deworming Preventative
Heartworm Test (6 months of age or older)
Rabies Vaccination (4 months of age or older) Rabies Vaccination (4 months of age or older)
Microchip Microchip
1-Year Dog License (Sacramento City Residents only) 1-Year Cat License (Sacramento City Residents only)
 Personalized Engraved Tag Personalized Engraved Tag
Free Health Check-Up Voucher Free Health Check-Up Voucher
Dog Collar & Leash Cat Collar & Cardboard Carrier

$35 Rabbit Adoption or 2 for $50
(includes spay or neuter surgery)
$5 Senior (5+) Pet Adoption
for Senior Citizens (55+)
$5 Rat or Mouse Adoption $10 Hamster or Guinea Pig Adoption


Adoption Policy and Process

Did you find an animal that you might be interested in meeting? Write down the Animal ID and come to the shelter during regular business hours. To get more information, you may also call the City of Sacramento 311 Call Center at  916-808-7387 or send an online service request at In order for us to assist you, please make sure to provide the Animal ID.

Before you meet with an animal, we will ask you to fill out a quick, simple, one-page adoption survey so we can make sure that it’s a perfect match for you and for the animal. Make sure that you allow plenty of time to meet with your new friend and to go through the adoption process. Adoptions end 30 minutes before closing time, and the shelter remains open for the last 30 minutes for viewing only. We accept cash, check, money order, VISA, and MasterCard. 

While the list of animals that are available for adoption is updated/refreshed hourly, we cannot guarantee that any of the adoptable animals will still be available when you inquire in person, by phone, or by email. Animals are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are adopted frequently and quickly. 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. 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.


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Driver's License Pet ID Tag