Upcoming Events


Hula’s Island Grill – Santa Cruz has selected the Santa Cruz SPCA as the benefactor for November’s Mahalo Mondays! This means that 10% of each Monday’s proceeds will be donated to the animals!

From 4:00pm to 9:30pm, each Monday in November (the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th), please feel completely free to get up-close-and-personal with their Jungle Tofu Bowl, Sweet Potato Fries, Hula Burger, Mango Chicken Cesar Salad or any other delicious pupus and/or entrees. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, their signature cocktails like Dr. Funk or the Painkiller are a trip! Delicious food for a wonderful cause!

Interested in learning about the Santa Cruz SPCA’s life-saving programs? Come out and join fellow animal lovers for a behind-the-scenes tour of our current facility and take a sneak peek of our new shelter building site! We are offering tours throughout the month of September and October. Tour will last approximately 30 minutes and closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended.

Please R.S.V.P. by noon the day before your preferred visit date, by phone – 831-465-5000 or email Lisa Krigsman.

Wednesday, Oct. 11th 9:30 AM
Saturday, Oct. 21st 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Oct. 25th 12:30 PM
Friday, Nov. 3rd 9:30 AM
Saturday, Nov. 11th 10:30 AM
Monday, Nov. 13th 12:30 PM
Thursday, Nov. 30th 9:30 AM
Saturday, Dec. 9th 12:30 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 13th 9:30 AM
Monday, Dec. 18th 10:30 AM

On-Going Events

Ask The Dog Trainer

The Santa Cruz SPCA offers a FREE Training Discussion group once a month with a local reputable trainer to help dog owners with behavioral issues or training questions. This small-group setting is perfect for people who have newly adopted their first animal or people who have adopted and are experiencing problems they’ve never dealt with before. Shelter animals can many times exhibit challenging behaviors and may be in need of a great deal of training. This hour long information session can prove to be invaluable in making sure your adoption is a success!

Bring all of your questions and receive educated advice, helpful hints and expert behavior evaluation.These sessions are for people only, so please leave your dog at home. Jumping up, barking, pulling on the leash, etc. comes naturally to dogs and we’re here to help you learn what to do! Reservations are Required.

 Make A Reservation


Trainer: Shawn Shellard, CDT

When: Dates and times TBD

Where: Santa Cruz SPCA Capitola Mall Adoption Center & Gift Shop, 1855 41st Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010 (in the Target wing)
Looking for a trainer to work with you and your dog?

Click here for a list of SPCA recommended trainers