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.
You are not required to live within our area of jurisdiction to adopt from us, but you must be able to visit the shelter to complete the adoption in person.
Please note: We do not post pets as available for adoption until their stray hold period has ended. Because of this, there are always more pets available for viewing at the shelter than are currently listed online. All pets listed online have fulfilled their legal stray hold and are now available for adoption.
Already altered cats and kittens:
$35.00 Adoption fee (includes FVRCP vaccination, deworming, and microchip including registration).
Not yet altered cats and kittens:
$35.00 Adoption fee (includes FVRCP vaccination, deworming, and microchip), plus $70.00 for neuter (males) or $95.00 for spay (females).
Already altered dogs and puppies:
$35.00 Adoption fee (includes DA2PP, Bordatella, and Rabies vaccinations, deworming, and microchip including registration), and licensing fee (see fees below).
Not yet altered dogs and puppies:
$35.00 Adoption fee (includes DA2PP, Bordatella, and Rabies vaccinations, deworming, and microchip including registration), licensing fee (see below), plus one of the following for spay/neuter surgery:
$120.00 for males under 65 lbs,
$145.00 for males over 65 lbs or females under 65 lbs,
$170.00 for females over 65 lbs.
Licensing fees for dogs and puppies (over three months of age):
City of Livermore residents: $5.50
City of Pleasanton residents: $3.50
City of Dublin residents: $10.00
Unincorporated Alameda County residents: $10.00
Rabbits and Pocket Pets: $25.00 Adoption Fee
*All adoptions include a free vet exam, redeemable within two weeks of the adoption date, and a temporary leash (dogs) or cardboard carrier (cats and rabbits).
*All dogs/puppies and cats/kittens must be altered before the pet can go home with you. If the pet that you adopt is not yet altered, we will schedule your new pet an appointment at the time of adoption, for it to be altered at the neighboring spay/neuter clinic. This means that not all pets adopted will get to go home the same day.
*For prospective dog adoptions where there is already an existing dog in the home, there will need to be a mandatory dog introduction before we can proceed with the adoption. If you are adopting a dog, and have a cat at home, please make sure to mention this before proceeding with the adoption, so that we can perform a cat test with your prospective new dog.
*We are not able to place holds on any pets.
*While we do update our web listings frequently, if you see a pet online that you are interested in, it is recommended that you call the shelter to make sure that that pet is still available.
*Most of our pets come to us as strays, therefore we are unable to guarantee the health, temperament, or age of any adopted pet. Pets are adopted "as is."
*Payment methods that we accept are exact change cash, money order, or check with i.d. and current address imprinted on the check. We do not accept credit or debit cards, and cannot accept business checks or out of state checks. If you are paying by cash, we are not always able to make change.
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.