Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter - Watsonville
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.
580 Airport Blvd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Santa Cruz County, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Aptos, Soquel
About Our Shelter:Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is a full scale animal shelter and animal control facility. We are an open door shelter which means we accept any domestic animal, whether stray or owner surrender.
We regularly adopt out dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, and from time to time we have birds, exotics, even barn animals.
We offer LOW COST Spay/Neuter Certificates to low income residents, as well as low cost Microchipping.
Come Meet our Pets:Open Hours:
Santa Cruz Branch
Closed for one hour between 1-2pm
2200 7th Avenue
Closed for one hour between 12-1pm
580 Airport Blvd
Our Adoption Process:Adopters must be 18 years of age to Adopt an animal. Fill out an Adoption application at our facility, or Download one on our Website.
Please bring proof of home ownership, or permission from your landlord to have an animal.
Adoption fees for Dogs:
- $180 for puppies under 7 months old
- $115 for dogs aged 7 months to 6 years
- $60 for animals 6 years and older
Adoption Fees for Cats:
- $120 for kittens 2-12 months old
- $100 for cats 1 year to 6 years old
- $55 for cats 6 years and older.
The fee to adopt a rabbit is $50 regardless of age.
The adoption fee includes:
- The Spay or Neuter of the animal
- First set of vaccinations
- Micro-chipping and chip registration
- FREE Wellness Exam at a participating veterinarian
- Collar (dogs and cats), a leash (dogs)
- A bag of Science diet food
- License (dogs)