Pet Request Program

FINDING THE RIGHT PET CAN BE AN EXHAUSTING PROCESS…
…but we can help!  Through our Pet Request Program we’ll do the searching for you!

Picture of purebred dog

The cost is $50 (non-refundable) for a 90-day search or until you adopt a match, whichever comes first.

To get started, simply complete the appropriate matchmaker questionnaire listed below and email it to us at petrequest@sspca.org.  We’ll then schedule a time to meet with you at the Sacramento SPCA to discuss who it is you’re looking for.

Helpful tips for a successful program match:

  • Be specific in your application.  This is your opportunity to bring home “the perfect pet” for you and your lifestyle.
  • Please promptly return our calls.  We will call with the good news that we’ve found a match for you; however, in the animal’s best interest, ask that you get back to us right away so we can return him/her to the adoption center should you determine s/he is not the right fit for you.

When we find your match, please know that you will be required to visit the Sacramento SPCA to meet and adopt your new pet in-person.

Please feel free to contact us at (916) 504-2841 or the email above at any time during your 90-day search.

In the event you find your perfect match at another organization, please let us know so we may discontinue the search at our shelter.

Cat Matchmaker Questionnaire (PDF, 67KB, Last Mod: 08/08)
Dog Matchmaker Questionnaire (PDF, 103KB, Last Mod: 08/08)
Small and Exotic Animal Questionnaire (PDF, 56KB, Last Mod: 08/08)

These forms are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To read them, you’ll need Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader.