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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! Please fill out this adoption form so we can schedule your appointment to meet your new, loving pet.

    It is vital that we continue to find new homes for adoptable pets while animals in need arrive daily. Adoptions are currently available by appointment to ensure meeting social distancing guidelines. Appointments are not holds, and we are not able to accommodate walk-ins. Please note that our adoptable pets are all in foster right now, so when you make an appointment, the foster will bring the pet to us for you to meet. Due to this, you will be meeting one pet and not be able to meet multiple pets. If you are 15 minutes late for an appointment, we will help other adopters first and you may need to wait or reschedule. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

    Don’t see that special pet when you visit? Sign up for our Pet Alert Program to receive a text or email when they pet you’re looking for is available for adoption!

  • HOLD POLICY

    During this time, the SPCA hold policy is not in effect. Thank you for understanding.

  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

    DOGS AND PUPPIES:
    From $65.00 to $290.00 or more. Includes; spay/neuter surgery, microchip identification, rabies vaccination, Canine Influenza (H3N8) 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!

    RABBITS:
    $35.00 includes; spay/neuter surgery and microchip identification.

    GUINEA PIGS:
    $20.00

    RATS, MICE, AND HAMSTERS:
    $15.00

    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.