Value of Adoption

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Adopting a pet from your SPCA for Monterey County is an amazing value for a lifetime of love.
  • The SPCA provides a wide amount of services to all animals in our care. All dog, cat, puppy, and kitten adoptions include the pet’s spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip identification, health evaluation, behavior evaluation, a carrier (for cats and kittens), and lots more.
  • Many pets who arrive ill or injured receive lifesaving veterinary treatment thanks to our Paws to Recycle program (Helping shelter pets and the environment!).
  • SPCA adoptions are a value of $400 to $800 dollars, not even including the lifetime of love!
  • Skilled and compassionate SPCA staff and volunteers help guide adopters to the pet that fits their lifestyle.
  • The SPCA provides a free behavior helpline, discounted classes for adoptees and lots of tips to help you keep your pet in your home for life.
  • Adults 60 years of age and older can adopt pets three years of age or older for $50 off the regular adoption fee!
  • We never put time limits on the pets in our care.

Find Your Perfect Pet Today

Pet Alert Program

The SPCA for Monterey County’s free Pet Alert Program is designed to help you find your new best friend by automatically emailing you when a pet matching your desired criteria is available.

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Variety of Adoptable Animals

Did you know your SPCA’s doors are open to all animals in need? We never turn any pets away for any reason. No matter what type of animal you’re looking for, you can find it at your SPCA!

openHorseReunion_3The SPCA has a wide variety of horses available for adoption, including ponies, small horses, and larger horses. The adoptable horses range from yearlings to older horses of all breeds, including Morgans, Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, and more. We often have other barn pets available for adoption such as chickens, roosters, pigs, geese, ducks, and goats.


petTangoThe SPCA’s doors are open to all animals, including exotic pets. At the SPCA you’ll find wonderful exotics available for adoption, such as Amazon parrots, Macaws, tortoises, turtles, geckos, bearded dragons, parakeets, and many more. Think of the SPCA first when looking for a new pet!


Cute BunnyThe SPCA always has small pets available for adoption, like rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, and rats. You can meet them all in our beautiful, peaceful Adoption Center.