By some counts, more than 40 percent of Santa Cruz County households include at least one canine member. Maybe that’s because our community has a big heart — and is an ideal location for all sorts of human-canine adventures. Whether you seek an active pal or a senior for snuggles, find your future friend here.
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, all of our animals are now being housed in foster homes and our adoption procedures have changed. Please read our ADOPTION PROCESS for further details!
**Please Note: Most of our adoptions are beginning with a foster-to-adopt period, and because of this, we are temporarily unable to consider applications from households outside the counties of: Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Monterey.
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!
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.
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