Our adoption process is both simple and straightforward, and our goal is to ensure you and your new pet are a good match for one another.
In order to help us find your perfect pet, please come prepared to:
Spend adequate time getting to know the animal
Be certain pets are allowed in your home or apartment
Be a responsible pet owner
Bring your existing dog(s) if you are adopting another one
Bring any and all family members or other members of your household with you, in order to finalize an adoption
Be willing to give your new pet a permanent home
Show your Driver's License or California ID card
Be able to pay our adoption fees. Our fees can only be paid by credit card or cash. We do not accept checks.
Allow enough time to complete the Adoption Process. The paperwork itself takes about 15 minutes, but the adoption process could last up to 1-2 hours depending on the animal you wish to take home.
Every East Bay SPCA Adoption Includes:
- Initial Vaccines
- Microchip & Registration
- Roundworm Treatment
- Vet Exam post adoption at our clinic (free exam valid within 30 days of adoption)
- Temporary Leash and Collar or Cardboard Cat Carrier
- Discounted Dog Training Classes
A 24-hour hold can be placed on adoptable animals to allow for pet-to-pet introductions, and/or to allow other household members to meet the pet. A hold can only be placed after a member of the household has visited with the animal in person. We can not take holds over phone or email. If the hold results in an adoption, the $25.00 hold fee is applied to the adoption fee. Otherwise, the hold fee is non-refundable and treated as a donation.
Club Second Chance / Senior Cat: $25
Club Second Chance / Senior Dog: $50