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Our Featured Watsonville, CA Partner:

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
(831) 454-7303
Website:
http://www.scanimalshelter.org/

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.

We also offer Required Licensing Services, as well at Trap Rentals, and we offer Educational Training Classes.


VOLUNTEER!
http://www.scanimalshelter.org/volunteer

Donate to Our Shelter...

http://www.scanimalshelter.org/donate

Come Meet our Pets:

Open Hours:
Santa Cruz Branch
Tues-Sun
9am-5:30pm
Closed for one hour between 1-2pm
Closed Monday

2200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz



Watsonville Branch
Mon-Sat
9am-5:30
Closed for one hour between 12-1pm
Closed Sunday

580 Airport Blvd
Watsonville

(831) 454-7303

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)

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.