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.
A private nonprofit organization that receives no government grant funding, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from its retail outlets and some fees for service.
Our Vision: To Inspire and Engage the Community to End Animal Suffering.
Our Mission: To promote the humane treatment of animals, to prevent cruelty to animals, and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond.
2905 San Luis Rey Road - Oceanside (for dogs)
5500 Gaines Street in San Diego
~Adoption Superstars - $25.00 regardless age for dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens
~Senior Dogs and Cats (over seven years old) - $25.00
~Dogs seven months to seven years – $75.00
~Cats seven months to seven years – $50.00
~Puppies six months and younger - $175.00
~Kittens six months and younger - $100.00
~Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Large birds, & Reptiles - $25.00
~Small birds (canaries, parakeets, finches), rodents (mice, rats, hamsters) - $5.00
~Livestock – fees vary based on species
~Senior Adoption Program – Adoption Fee is waived (Adopter must be 55 years or older to utilize this program)
~Buddy Pricing: The Adoption fee is waived for the second “buddy” animal. (Adoption of a buddy must occur at same time or within one year of the first adoption)
~Military Pricing: For active members of the military, there is a 25% discount with proof of active duty.
The SDHS reserves the right to hold special animal adoption promotions wherein prices may be reduced or waived altogether. These promotional campaigns will be advertised to the general public and honored during the promotional dates only. Following special adoption campaigns, adoption pricing will revert to original pricing until further notice.
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.