Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

A 1001 Rodriguez Avenue, Santa Cruz, 580 Airport Blvd, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, horses, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish, farm-type animals.


Pets at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Small Animals
  • Birds
  • Reptiles, Amphibians, and/or Fish
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Male, Young
Australian Shepherd


Male, Puppy
Border Collie


Male, Puppy
Border Collie


Female, Puppy
Border Collie


Male, Puppy
Border Collie


Female, Puppy
Border Collie


Male, Puppy
Border Collie


Male, Adult


Female, Kitten
Domestic Longhair


Male, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Kitten
Domestic Longhair


Male, Young


Female, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Kitten
Domestic Mediumhair


Male, Young
Cocker Spaniel


Male, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair

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Areas Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Serves

Santa Cruz County, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Aptos, Soquel

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter's 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:

  • $195 for puppies under 7 months old

  • $130 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)

About Santa Cruz County Animal 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 Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter's Pets

View our Adoptables on our Website:

Open Hours:
Santa Cruz Branch
7 days a week
10am-6pm on M,T,Th, F, S, S
10am-7pm on Wednesdays

1001 Rodriguez Ave
Santa Cruz

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

580 Airport Blvd

(831) 454-7303

Make a donation to Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter to help homeless pets find homes