Out and About

Our shelter may be physically located on Chanticleer Avenue, but our animals are everywhere that people and adventure can be found in the Santa Cruz area! Dining al fresco at pet-friendly establishments, socializing on city streets, getting the word out about adoption opportunities at community events, romping in dog parks, visiting classrooms and nursing homes, or enjoying sand and surf. Our adoptable animals are wherever you are, because that’s where the fun (and their future) is!

Volunteers and pups hanging out at Anthropologie Los Gatos for our annual Sit. Stay. Love. Adoption event!
Who’s Your Walkie crew and SCSPCA adoptable pups joined up for a Pleasure Point walk in all their “adopt me” glory.
SCSPCA volunteers bring adoptables to the grand opening of Univeristy Terrace Small Dog Park.
SCSPCA staff and volunteers join Woofpack’s Annual Halloween parade with a gaggle of adoptable pups in disguise!
We love Petfood Express! Volunteers enjoy bringing adoptable dogs to their Carmel location for adoption events.
         A fun-filled day at Erik’s Deli Capitola showing off our adoptable dogs.

Humane Educators, Brenna and Cassie, along with Adoptions Supervisor, Tina, and a few adoptable dogs pose for a quick shot, mid walk, during Human Race 2017.

SCSPCA volunteer dream team show off adoptables at Driscoll’s 2017 Holiday Fair!
Puppy pride! Adoptable “littles” enjoying the Santa Cruz PRIDE parade.

The Santa Cruz SPCA and the Capitola Mall team up to build a pet-themed float for the 65th Annual Begonia Festival.

On a mission to help animals and our fellow shelters! SCSPCA staff and volunteers make the trip up to Napa to help with fire efforts.
Namaste with the dogs! SCSPCA volunteers get zen at Pleasure Point Yoga Studio during their holiday craft fair.

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 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

© 2017 Santa Cruz SPCA