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Our Featured Berkeley, CA Partner:

Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society

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.

2700 Ninth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 845-7735

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are located in Berkeley, serving the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.

About Our Shelter:

Our Mission: The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to placing homeless animals with committed caretakers; to developing healthy relationships between pets and people through education, training and counseling; and to promoting the humane treatment of all animals.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Our Adoption Center is located at 2700 Ninth Street at Carleton in Berkeley. Please phone for the Center hours, (510) 845-7735.

We also have mobile outreach events on weekends at various locations in the Bay Area. Visit our website for more details (

Our Adoption Process:

To make the best possible match, we strongly encourage all members of the household, especially children, to meet the animal at the Adoption Center. And because they will need to get along with all members of their “pack,” any dogs in the household should meet a potential new dog before the adoption is finalized.

In most cases, your new companion can go home with you the same day. However, we realize that our customers have busy lives and may not be able to arrange visits from everyone in the family right away. We will be happy to place a 24-hour hold on an animal while you complete the adoption process.

Adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, veterinary exam, and unlimited use of our behavior hotline.

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.