Our adoption process
The Yolo County SPCA is proud of our successful dog and cat adoption program. Each year we are able to place hundreds of homeless animals into safe and loving homes.
If you are considering adopting a new companion, please refer to our Adoption Checklist to make sure you are ready for the lifetime commitment of owning a companion animal. If you believe that you are ready for a new pet, please fill out and submit an adoption application.
Adoption events are currently on hold due to Covid restrictions. All potential adoptions are conducted via phone interviews, zoom/google chat interviews prior to any in person meeting. Once a meeting is scheduled, we require that all in attendance wear masks and practice social distancing.
Our adoption fees help us cover the cost of spay/neuter surgery, microchip and registration, and rabies vaccination (if over 4 months of age at intake or spay/neuter) for all animals. Cats are also tested for feline leukemia and given an FVRCP vaccination. Dogs are tested for heartworm and started on preventatives, and are given a DAPP vaccination. Adult cats and dogs are up to date on their vaccinations prior to adoption. Kittens and puppies will be current on the vaccinations appropriate to his or her age. The adopter is responsible for additional vaccinations as necessary after the adoption.
Puppies under 6 months: $250
Puppies 6 months - 1 year: $200
All adult dogs: $175
All adult cats: $80
◦Kittens (under 1 year) :
$125 for one male
$150 for one female
◦Adopt a second kitten for a discount. Kittens always love a playmate!
$250 for one female and one male
$225 for two males
$275 for two females
-Adopters must be at least 18 years-old and be prepared to provide identification.
-If you adopt a dog or cat, you must agree to have your pet spayed or neutered if it is not already altered.
-You must agree to provide adequate exercise, food, water, shelter, vaccinations, medical care, grooming, identification, lifelong care and love for your new pet.
-You must adhere to state and local ordinances pertaining to animal care and control.
-In keeping with Yolo County SPCA's mission, animals will not be adopted to research institutions, to anyone who sells animals to research institutions, or to persons with a history of animal abuse or neglect.
-Yolo County SPCA reserves the right to deny the adoption of any animal.
-All cats/kittens are required to go home in a carrier.
NOTE: We have a two-week "trial period" after an animal is adopted. If, for any reason, an animal must be returned to us during the first two weeks after the adoption, we will either fully refund the adoption fee, or help to find an animal that would be a better match for your family.