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 see our Adoption Checklist to make sure you are ready for the commitment of owning a companion animal. If you feel that you are ready for a new pet, please fill out and submit an adoption application.
Adoptions are held on most Saturdays at PETCO in the Davis Marketplace shopping center at 1341 West Covell Blvd, Davis, CA 95616, located off of Highway 113. Adoptions are typically held between noon - 3:30pm. Volunteers should be present from 11:45-3:45.
Please note: We usually take holiday weekends off, but feel free to email us at YoloSPCAFoster@gmail.com to see if we will be having an adoption event. If you are interested in a specific animal, please check in with us ahead of time as well.
Dog adoption interviews may need to be scheduled at a later date depending on availability of adoption counselors and interviews that have been pre-scheduled. If you would like to schedule an adoption interview, please complete our adoption application.
Our adoption fees help us cover the cost of spay/neuter, 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. Several general practice veterinarians in the area accept a voucher from us that allows for a free exam of your new pet within the first three days of adoption.
Dogs: $150 - $200
Puppies under 4 months: $200
All dogs over 4 months: $150
Senior (65+ years) discount:
For Seniors: $75 for dogs 5 years of age or older
For Seniors: $125 for dogs under 5 years of age
◦Kitten (under 1 year) special: $90
◦Adopt a second kitten for $45! Kittens always love a playmate!
-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. Your adoption counselor will make arrangements for spay or neuter surgery as part of the adoption process.
-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: There is 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.