Adopting a Pet

General information
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Adoption Procedure/Application

Adoption Procedure

Visiting any shelter for the first time can seem overwhelming. So many potential pets to choose from — where do you begin? By reading this information before you come to visit us, and by filling out our Matchmaker Form ahead of time, you’ll be ready to make the best choice.

Adoption process for animals being placed out of foster homes may differ. Please contact the email address listed on their bio with questions.


General information
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What You Get When You Adopt

What Your Adoption Fee Includes

Though it costs over $35 a day to care for each animal, our adoption fees remain modest and affordable. We welcome additional donations as the Sacramento SPCA depends solely on private contributions and receives no government funds.