We have new animals available all the time, so please check back if you don't find your match today. In addition, thousands of animals are available each year for adoption, foster, and support at shelters and rescues throughout Sonoma County. Learn how to Adopt Local here.
Each year the Shelter cares for thousands of dogs, cats and other animals in need of new homes. Healthy and temperamentally sound pets that have been surrendered by their owners are generally adoptable once they have been examined by our Veterinary Staff.
If you don't find the right companion for you today, please check back with us often. We update our listings of adoptable animals regularly. You can also call our Front desk at 565-7100 for the latest information about our friends looking for new homes.
Most stray cats and dogs become available for adoption to the public four business days after they are received.
With the assistance of our volunteers, Shelter staff perform temperament evaluations of many of our animals as part of the adoption process. These evaluations assist us in trying to make better matches between individual animals and prospective owners.
All adoptions are made on a first come, first served basis and are subject to the current fee schedule.
Thanks to a grant from the Paws for Love Foundation, Sonoma County Animal Services is pleased to offer the "Silver Paws for Love" senior-to-senior adoption program. This joint effort encourages the adoption of senior pets by seniors people. The Paws for Love Foundation subsidizes these adoptions, which means adoption fees are waived .
If you are 55 years of age or older, and you adopt a pet age 6 years or older from Sonoma County Animal Services, you may qualify for Silver Paws for Love!
Call 565-7100 for more information, or visit Sonoma County Animal Services at 1247 Century Ct., Santa Rosa CA, on Tuesdays through Saturdays between the hours of 12:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Effective September 1, 2007
Adoption fees are based on the shelter staff’s estimated age of the dog or cat. In some cases, adoption fees may be reduced to $25.00, if the animal meets special and specific adoptability criteria. Please check back periodically for $25.00* Cat & Dog Adoption Fee Specials held throughout the year! *Note - Does not include cat ID tag or dog license (Please see licensing for fees).
Dog & Puppy Adoption
Licenses are sold separately and required for residents of unincorporated Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, and Cloverdale.
Heartworm Testing available for $22.00.
Cat & Kitten Adoption
Rabbit Adoption: $21.00 Includes Spay or Neuter & Travel Box
Small Mammals, Hen/Rooster Adoption: $10.50 Includes Travel Box
Livestock , Reptiles, Birds, Fish, & Exotic Animals: Fair Market Value