Adoptable Dogs

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: During this Shelter-in-Place order, we are temporarily closed for adoptions. We hope to soon offer Adoptions-by-Appointment, so check back regularly! In the meantime, please fill out and submit our online Adoption Profile so that we can capture your adoption interest and reach out when we are able to move forward!

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!

 Main Shelter Location

2685 Chanticleer Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(P) 831-465-5000
(F) 831-479-8530

Hours of Operation

Tues - Sun: 11am to 6pm

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

© 2017 Santa Cruz SPCA

Mall Adoption Center & Gift Shop

1855 41st Ave. (Near Target Wing)
Capitola, CA 95010
(P) 831-477-7886

Hours of Operation

Wed - Sun: 11am - 5:30pm