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
  • Complete an Adoption Application: Cat Application / Dog Application
  • 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:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Initial Vaccines
  • Microchip & Registration
  • Roundworm and Flea Treatment
  • Temporary Leash and Collar or Cardboard Cat Carrier
  • Discounted Dog Training Classes

Adoption Holds:

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.

Adoption Fees:

Cat:                 $50
Kitten:             $90
Dog:              $125
Puppy:           $165

Club Second Chance / Senior Cat: $25
Club Second Chance / Senior Dog: $50