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Our Featured Chico, CA Partner:

Butte 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.

2579 Fair St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 343-7917

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

The Butte Humane Society cares for stray and surrendered animals that are brought to the shelter by Chico Animal Control Officers and by Chico City residents when found in the Chico Urban Area. We will adopt to any loving home in any area.

About Our Shelter:

We are a low-kill shelter which means that we only euthanize animals that are too sick for us to treat or are too aggresive towards other animals or humans. We do our best to place specific breeds in rescues so the animal doesn't have to stay at the shelter. We have a devout staff that do their hardest to give every animal a chance. We are really overcrowded and need help finding homes for our wonderful animals.

Come Meet our Pets:

Butte Humane Society
2579 Fair St.
Chico, CA
Hours: Mon 12-7; Tues-Wed 12-6, Thurs 12-7; Fri-Sun 12-6

Our Adoption Process:

Dog $75.00*

Puppy or Small Breed Dog

Senior Dog $50.00


Kitten Only: Spay/Neuter Deposit (Refundable)


Guinea Pig

Hamster/Rats/Mice $5.00**

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*Fee may range from $50 to $350+ depending on breed and demand.
** Ask staff about special pricing for multiple adoptions!

Requirements: At the Butte Humane Society, we believe that sharing your life with a dog, cat or other companion animal is a serious commitment. We want you to take the time to choose an animal that will fit your lifestyle. Come down to the shelter or to one of our mobile adoption sites and talk with one of our staff. They will help you choose the friend that is right for you!The adoption process takes about 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on whether you already know what or who you want to adopt. This process can be streamlined a bit by downloading our Adoption Application off our website,, and filling it out before you come in.

Persons under 21 will not be able to adopt a dog or puppy except under special circumstances.

Full time students will not be able to adopt a dog or a puppy unless it is a senior dog.

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.