How to Select the Right Pet?

Click here for helpful tips from our SPCA Customer Service Staff to help you find and adopt the best pet for your lifestyle. Whether you’re hoping to adopt a kitten, puppy, cat, dog, horse, parrot, exotic pet, rabbit, hamster, or any type of pet, you’ll find the next love of your life at your local, independent SPCA for Monterey County.

Tour our Adoption Center


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Our comfortable, compassionate new Adoption Center is a safe haven for pets while they wait for their new homes. This quiet, happy place showcases cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, rabbits, and other small pets that you can adopt into your heart and home. While here, you can drive past barn animals you can adopt, such as horses, goats, pigs, donkeys, chickens, or roosters. You can also ask about our Wildlife Center, which rescues injured and orphaned wild animals and provides shelter for adoptable exotic pets.

Media Featured Adoptable Pets:

The following media outlets generously provide print space and air time for many of our adoptable pets. We thank them and our business sponsors for their kindness and assistance in helping to place homeless animals in our community. During these spots, you will learn about your SPCA and meet cats, kittens, puppies, dogs, horses, parrots, reptiles, exotic pets, birds, hamsters, rabbits, barn animals and other amazing pets you can adopt.

KION-TV 46
“Pet of the Week”
Friday morning news at 6:15 am
Friday evening news at 5:15 pm
KSBW-TV 8
“Pet of the Week”
Saturday morning news at 7:40 am
Sunday morning news at 7:40 am
First, Fourth, and Fifth Fridays news at noon
First, Third and Fourth Friday news at 5:50 am
Telemundo
“Pet of the Week”
Fridays during the 6:00 news
The Monterey County Herald Every Tuesday
The Salinas Californian Regular listing in the “Love-a-Pet” section
KWAV-97 FM
“Pet Place”
Wednesday mornings at 8:35 am
The Hippo 104.3 FM
“Pet of the Week”
Thursday afternoons at 3:30 pm




Pet Alert Program

Sign up for our new Pet Alert Program to receive email or text alerts when a pet matching your criteria is available for adoption!

Did you Know that SPCA Adoptions are a Great Value?

Did you know that when you adopt a pet from your SPCA for Monterey County, you are getting an amazing value plus a lifetime of unconditional love. Learn more now.

Employee and Volunteer Picks

We have lots of adorable adoptables waiting for new homes at the SPCA. Check out these pets chosen by SPCA employees and volunteers and find out why we think they’re special.

How to Select the Right Pet?

Click here for helpful tips from our SPCA Customer Service Staff to help you pick the best pet for your lifestyle.