How to Adopt
HOW TO ADOPT A PET
Thank you for opening your heart to a pet rescued by your local, independent SPCA Monterey County!
Cats, Kittens, Dogs, Puppies, and Small Pets
Our Adoption Center is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. To adopt a dog, cat, puppy, kitten or a small pet like a rabbit, hamster, or guinea pig, we encourage you to visit our pets online first. You can visit us in person during our open hours to adopt, and all our adoptable pets are ready to go home the day you adopt them. You can also sign up for our Pet Alert Program to receive a text or email when the pet you’re looking for is available for adoption! If you are planning to adopt a dog, and have a current dog at home, we ask that your bring your dog to meet your new pet to ensure a happy match.
To adopt an exotic pet like a parrot, reptile, or other exotic animal, please fill out our Exotic Pet Application Our team will contact you to set an appointment to meet the animal you are interested in. Thank you for adopting an exotic pet!
To adopt a horse, please fill out our Horse Adoption Application. Our team will be in touch with you about the horse you are interested in. Thank you for adopting a horse!
SPCA Monterey County strongly encourages scheduling an Adoption Hold to meet a dog, cat, puppy, or kitten you are interested in. Our Adoption Holds ensure that pet will be waiting to meet you. Our team will be available to introduce you and answer any questions you may have.
Adoption Holds for Dogs, Cats, Puppies, and Kittens
Adoption Holds cost $35 and are non-refundable and not a part of the adoption fee. To schedule your Adoption Hold, please call us at 831-373-2631. We are unable to hold pets for more than a 24 hour time period and cannot offer consecutive holds.
Adoption Holds for Small Pets (Rabbits, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc)
Adoption Holds cost $10 and are non-refundable and not a part of the adoption fee. To schedule your Adoption Hold, please call us at 831-373-2631. We are unable to hold pets for more than a 24 hour time period and cannot offer consecutive holds.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
DOGS AND PUPPIES:
From $65.00 to $290.00 or more. Includes; spay/neuter surgery, microchip identification, rabies vaccination and other vaccinations appropriate to age, SPCA identification, health evaluation and more. Learn how this is an amazing value on a lifetime of love.
CATS AND KITTENS:
From $25.00 to $125.00. Includes; spay/neuter surgery, microchip identification, rabies vaccination and other vaccinations appropriate to age, SPCA identification tag, cardboard pet carrier, health evaluation and more. Learn how this is an amazing value on a lifetime of love.
SPCA WHISKERS & WISDOM:
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!
$35.00 includes; spay/neuter surgery and microchip identification.
RATS, MICE, AND HAMSTERS:
OTHER ADOPTABLE ANIMALS:
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 Horse adoption form (horse adoptions only).
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.
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