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.
We adopt these dogs and cats into loving permanent homes. All shelter animals are spay/neutered BEFORE adoption. In addition they are seen by a vet before adoption and receive all necessary vaccinations. Shelter animals are wormed, bathed and treated for fleas as well. A follow up vet visit is a part of the adoption package.
We coordinate a very active pet lost and found program to help reunite pets with their owners. Staff and volunteers take both lost and found animal reports on a daily basis and maintain files. When people call in to report a lost pet, we can quickly check our files and often make a same day link between owner and pet. Similarly, when lost animals are brought into the Shelter, our lost animal reports expedite the process of reuniting pets with their owners.
We provide free, personalized ID tags for dogs and cats and offer low cost microchipping identification services to pet owners.
We coordinate a free program to match older people with mature animals so that older persons can enjoy the companionship of a pet. Our Senior Match Up program enables older adults ( 65 and older) to adopt an older pet (five years and older) at half charge.
We coordinate a program to trap, spay/neuter and maintain feral (wild) cats. Volunteer trappers trap feral cats and take them to a vet for examination and spay/neuturing. The cats are then released and maintained by a colony caretaker. We also rent traps to people who wish to trap and fix feral cats on their property.
We help area residents to find and adopt non-shelter animals. We maintain files for both persons requesting a certain type of animal and owners who need to release a pet for whatever reason. Often we are able to link the two and facilitate an adoption of a non shelter animal. We also refer people to the other shelters and pet rescue services within Sonoma County to maximize pet adoptions.
We conduct ongoing community education services to raise the level of public awareness about responsible pet ownership. We speak in the schools and before community service organizations. And we conduct tours of the Shelter for interested groups.
We provide information and assistance to pet owners. We offer ongoing consulting and assistance to those who have adopted a shelter animal and to the community at large.
We provide free pet food to low income families once a month at a local church.
Mobile Pet Adoption:
Petco in Novato and Petaluma
Pet Food Express in Petaluma and Napa
for current listing of dates and times: http://www.petslifeline.org/calendar.html
Fees and contracts vary between cat and dog breeds / age / health / special needs.
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.