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. Adopt dogs, cats, horses, parrots and more!

  1. Fill out the form below with your contact information to sign up. Be sure to choose an email address you check regularly. You can also enter a cell phone to receive text messages.
  2. Select the type of dog, cat or other pet you’re looking for. You can also specify breed, sex, color, size or age. To search for more than one breed you will need to submit multiple pet alerts. If you don’t have a specific breed in mind, you can leave breed blank and search by color and/or size. You can also search for special needs pets!
  3. Click “Submit.”
  4. We’ll send you a confirmation email with an activation link. You must click the link to activate your account.
  5. After activation, you’ll automatically receive emails or texts when a pet matching your search is available. It’s that easy! You can sign up for as many searches as you’d like and cancel at any time.

Please note: our pets are available for adoption on a first come, first served basis. The Pet Alert System automatically emails or texts you when a matched pet is available but does not reserve that pet for you. The pet’s information you receive is also being sent to other people looking for similar pets and the pet is visible on our website as well as available to be seen at our Adoption Center. An email or text does not guarantee an adoption. If you have any questions please call us at 831-373-2631 or email us.


 

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Employee and Volunteer Picks

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How to Select the Right Pet?

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