Learn more about us, our programs and how to support the work that we do.

Come get a behind the scenes glimpse of the work that we do every day!  In the world of animal welfare, no one shelter can do it all. We must work together for the greatest impact in the lives of animals and the humans that care for them. That’s why we believe in, and focus on, collaborative work with dozens of other shelters, rescues, and animal welfare agencies, to rescue and rehabilitate cats and dogs and find them loving homes.

We are so proud of not only the care we give to our animals and our clients but our programs that serve the community as well such as our classroom and on-site youth program, our pet food pantry and Rescue Readers where students can come practice their reading to our shelter dogs and cats. We can’t wait to share it all with you!

Our shelter tours happen on Mondays and Fridays between the hours of 10am and 3pm. We can accommodate up to a group of 20 students (+ 4 adults) or 20 adults for $60 with a $2 fee for each additional student/adult over 20. The tour will involve meeting a shelter dog and some shelter cats. If you are having trouble with cost or days offered, please reach out to us.

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 - Sundays 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

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