Our Adoption Process

Please check the requirements checklist below, then fill out an adoption application.

Adoption Requirements Checklist:

  • You must be at least 18 years old. Be prepared to provide identification.
  • If you adopt a dog or cat, agree to have your pet spayed or neutered if it is not already. The adoption counselor will make arrangements for spay or neuter surgery as part of the adoption process.
  • You must guarantee 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 addition, in keeping with Yolo County SPCA's mission, animals will not be adopted to a research institute, to someone who sells animals to research institutions, or to a person with a history of animal abuse. Yolo County SPCA reserves the right to deny the adoption of any animal.

Yolo County SPCA offers dog and cat adoptions through our successful adoption program. Each year we are able to place hundreds of dogs and cats into caring and safe homes.

We bring some of our animals to the Davis Petco most weekends from around noon to 3:30 pm.  Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check which weekends we will be having an event.  If you are interested in a specific animal, please check in with us ahead of time.  Dog adoptions are not done same-day; they require an application to be submitted prior to the adoption interview.  

NOTE: There is a two week "trial period" after an animal is adopted. If, for any reason at all, the 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 a different animal who would be a match for your family.


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