Pet Surrender


Before You Surrender

Helping you keep your pet

Many of the issues owners face with their pets can be resolved — and we’d like to help you with that.

Before surrendering your pet, visit It is a go-to resource for information on services available throughout the Sacramento region that can help you keep your pet as an important member of the family.


Managed Admission

What is Managed Admission and why do I need to make an appointment to surrender my pet?

The Sacramento SPCA believes in helping the greatest number of animals with our available resources, which is why the shelter moved to a managed admission process on September 7, 2016.  This change will help regulate the flow of incoming animals, allowing the Sacramento SPCA staff to give more individualized attention to both the animals and the people surrendering them.