My name is PIPER!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Dog for adoption in Santa Cruz, California - PIPER
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I'm being cared for by:
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

Facts about PIPER

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10813516-A222427
Please watch a short video of Piper below:
Piper is one cute pup! Since she came to the shelter, she has been learning to rely on herself instead of her person for security.
Out of fear, Piper sometimes barks at people and has a less than welcoming greeting, but she is really starting to take things in
stride. When Piper has decided she likes someone here, she reeeaaally likes them--she wants to jump in their laps and be cuddled and
carried. Sometimes, she is cuddly right away and sometimes it takes her more time (and cheese) to warm up to someone. She initially
didn''t really know what to do with other dogs, but is now often the ring leader in play group! On our walks around the neighborhood
and local parks, Piper now walks confidently and rarely barks at anyone. Piper will need an adopter who will help her continue to
build her confidence and continue to learn that she doesn''t need to worry about people. Piper is available for a home with human
residents above age 14--kids were too overwhelming for her in her previous home. CJB

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About Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

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.


Come Meet Our Pets...

View our Adoptables on our Website:

Open Hours:
Santa Cruz Branch
Closed for one hour between 1-2pm
Closed Monday

2200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz

Watsonville Branch
Closed for one hour between 12-1pm
Closed Sunday

580 Airport Blvd

(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)