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!
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.
A few years ago, The SPCA for Monterey County began charging differential adoption fees for animals in our care. While we don’t see any animal as “worth” more than another (they are all equally wonderful in our eyes), we understand that our community sees certain breeds, sizes, and ages as more desirable than others. As much as we love the ten year old lab mix with arthritis, we know that more people will be interested in the litter of tiny adorable terrier puppies.
By charging a reduced adoption fee for the older dog with special needs, we help ensure that he will get a great home when an adopter comes through the door and makes a connection with a pet that most people overlook.
Did you know that The SPCA doesn’t put time limits on animals in our care? They can stay with us as long as they are happy and doing well in a kennel environment. The $290 adoption for a dog that we know will be adopted within days of entering our shelter subsidizes the care involved in keeping another pet for weeks or months until he finds his special home. And it helps our adopters, too. The guilt sometimes felt when adopting a new kitten and walking past an adult cat can be put to ease by knowing your adoption (and hopefully donation!) helps care for animals still waiting for their forever homes.
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From $65.00 to $290.00. Includes; spay/neuter surgery, microchip identification, rabies vaccination, Canine Influenza (H3N8) vaccination, and other vaccinations appropriate to age, SPCA identification, health evaluation, and more. When you visit the SPCA to meet your potential new dog or puppy, please bring all family members and current dogs with you to make sure the whole family agrees on your new adoptee.
From $20.00 to $125.00. Includes; spay/neuter surgery, microchip identification, rabies vaccination and other vaccinations appropriate to age, SPCA identification tag, pet carrier, health evaluation, and more. When you visit the SPCA to meet your potential new cat or kitten, please bring all family members with you to make sure the whole family agrees on your new adoptee.
Adults ages 60 years and over can adopt wonderful pets over the age of three for $50 off the adoption fee. Includes spay/neuter surgery, microchip identification, rabies vaccinations and others as appropriate to age and species, SPCA identification and health evaluation. Click here to learn more!
$20.00 includes; spay/neuter surgery and microchip identification.
Horses, chickens, pot-bellied pigs, sheep, donkeys, exotic birds, reptiles, and other species are often available for adoption. Call or visit for more information. Click here to fill out our online Exotic Animal adoption form or click here to fill out our online Horse adoption form.
Click here for helpful tips from our SPCA Customer Service Staff to help you pick the best pet for your lifestyle.
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.
|KION-TV 46″Pet of the Week”||Friday evening 5:30 newsWednesday morning news at 6:15 am|
|KSBW-TV 8″Pet of the Week”||Saturday morning news at 7:40 amSunday morning news at 7:40 amFirst, Fourth, and Fifth Fridays news at noonFirst, 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 Monday in the “Life and Times” section|
|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|
|KTOM 92.7″Pet of the Week”||Friday mornings at 9:15 am|