Adoptable Cats

If Mark Twain simply could not resist a cat (“particularly a purring one,” he said), why should the rest of us? Find a feline friend to warm your heart (and your lap) and you will understand why these self-reliant, affectionate, enigmatic creatures are the world’s most popular companion animals. Let us introduce you to a few.


New COVID-19 Adoption Procedures: Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal from the Santa Cruz SPCA! In response to COVID-19, and the current social distancing rules, our adoption procedures have changed. Please read our ADOPTION PROCESS for further details!

Call us at 831-465-5000 or send us an email to learn more about any of our adoptable animals.

Please visit our Community Pet Listings for owned animals currently looking for new homes!

No need to check in on status — all of the animals you see below are currently available! 

Shelter Location

2601 Chanticleer Ave.

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(P) 831-465-5000

(F) 831-479-8530

Hours of Operation

Mon & Tues - CLOSED 

Animal Browsing

Wed to Sun 11am - 5pm

*PET FOOD PANTRY - Fridays 3:00pm - 5:00pm



The Santa Cruz SPCA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. We receive no government funding, and depend solely on financial support from our friends. Our organization is not affiliated with any other SPCA or Humane Society.

Tax ID: 94-6171565

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