Pet Behavior

The Santa Cruz SPCA is pleased to serve as a resource for responsible pet care in Santa Cruz County. If your pet is experiencing behavior problems or if you have questions about cat and dog care, training, behavior, and health, you may find helpful information here on our website.

Click on a topic of interest below for a downloadable PDF document. If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download the free software here.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us at 831-465-5000 or send us an email. We’re here to help!

If you have questions about canine behavior or are looking for dog training advice, consider signing up for our Ask the Dog Trainer class.

Shelter Location

2601 Chanticleer Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(P) 831-465-5000
(F) 831-479-8530

Hours of Operation

Mon & Tues - CLOSED 

Dog Browsing
Wed to Fri 2pm - 6pm
Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm

Cat Browsing
Wed to Sun 11am - 6pm




*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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