Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Our vision is to be an innovative leader in animal welfare and to provide critical resources to our community, leading the way with best practices in animal care to reduce the number of homeless animals in our community and beyond.
We also offer mobile adoptions! Please visit our website or Facebook for the latest news.
* Be 18 years of age or older.
* Have valid state-issued identification.
* Be allowed to have a pet where you live.
We recommend getting your landlord's or
home owner association's permission in
writing before you adopt, to protect you
and your pet.
* Be willing and able to spend the time and
money necessary to provide training,
medical attention, and proper care for
your new pet.
Berkeley Humane believes in an adoption process that carefully matches the lifestyle and expectations of adopters with the needs of our animals. This ensures a successful adoption and helps pets remaining in the new homes for the rest of their lives.
When you express an interest in adopting, our staff will ask you questions about what you're looking for, your home, lifestyle, and household, in order to suggest appropriate pets or determine a specific animal's suitability for your home.
Cat adoption fees:
Kittens 6 months and younger - $125
Cats 6 months to 7 years - $100
Cat pairs aged 6 months to 7 years - $125
Cats over 7 years - $50
Dog adoption fees:
Puppies 3 months or younger: $250
Puppies 4 months to 6 months: $200
Dogs 7 months to 7 years: $150
Dogs over 7 years: $75
All of our animals receive veterinary and behavioral evaluations, spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, heartworm testing (dogs over 6 months), FeLV/FIV testing (cats), heartworm preventative, flea and tick preventative and de-worming.
Our adoption package includes adoption counseling and follow-up calls, a take-
home adoption packet, temporary
collar and ID tag, temporary leash or
carrier, and a certificate for a free examination at a local veterinary hospital.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.