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Adopt an Animal

Our shelter cares for homeless animals until they can be matched with perfect forever homes. Please view our adoptable animals to learn more about them.

Fall In Love Adoption Special

Adopt your new best friend between October 13 and October 23, 2021 for $25 (licensing and other fees still apply). This is one of our busiest times of the year and our shelter is almost full. Please help us make room for incoming animals by adopting your new best friend today!

 All adoptable onsite shelter animals are available for the special discounted rate of $25 (licensing and other fees still apply). Offsite animals, including those at Western Farm Center, are not included in the special.

Be sure to scroll down the page to review our adoption protocols for application and appointment information.

Adoption Protocols

Sonoma County Animal Services is pleased to announce that protocols are in place to resume adoptions. Review our instructions and protocols below to meet your next companion. Please note: adoptions are by appointment only; we are closed for walk-ins.

To provide one of our adoptable animals a forever home, please review the following:

  1. To find a companion that may be a good fit, look at our adoptable animals, read the posted information and review the photos or videos.
  2. When you have found an animal or two that you are interested in, fill out our online adoption application.
    • Submit the application with the required uploads.
    • We use Google Forms for our adoption application, which requires a Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you can use the following: Login/Email: SCASGuest@gmail.com; Password: Adopt!ons20
    • Fill out all required information; incomplete applications may not be reviewed.
    • We are not accepting paper applications at this time.
    • Applications received for stray animals not ready for adoption will not be reviewed or kept on file. Please be sure the animal you are interested in is available for adoption before applying.
  3. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. We will contact you by phone or email to let you know if your application has been approved, denied and/or if we have any additional questions.
  4. If your application is approved, we will schedule an appointment within 72-hours (depending on availability) for you to meet the animal via Zoom.
  5. If you are still interested in the animal after the virtual introduction, we well schedule another appointment for you to meet the animal at our facility.
    1. Instructions will be sent by email--please review them carefully.
    2. Before entering our facility, there will be a COVID-19 screening.
    3. Masks and social distancing protocols are required when at our facility.
    4. Our adoption processes will take place outside and restrooms are not available to the public--please plan accordingly.
  6. If the face-to-face meeting goes well and you decide to adopt, please plan on paying by credit card or check.

Fees for Dog and Puppy Adoptions

6 years of age or older: $94
4 months to 6 years of age: $126
8 weeks to 4 months of age: $168

Adoption fee includes:

  • Spay or neuter surgery 
  • DHLPP & Bordetella ("Kennel Cough") vaccines
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Heartworm testing
  • Microchip
  • Free or discounted post-adoption health exam from a local veterinarian
  • Free post-adoption behavior advice

Adoption fee does not include a dog license, required for all dogs 4 months and older

    Fees for Cat and Kitten Adoptions

    6 years of age and older: $52.50
    4 months to 6 years of age: $79
    8 weeks to 4 months of age: $132

    Adoption fee includes:

    • Spay or neuter surgery
    • Feline Leukemia test (8 weeks to 6 months of age)
    • Feline Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus/Heartworm test (6 months of age and older)
    • FVRCP vaccine
    • Rabies vaccine
    • Microchip
    • Free or discounted post-adoption health exam from a local veterinarian
    • Free post-adoption behavior advice
    • Travel box

    Adoption fee does not include a one-time fee for a cat license.

    Fees for Bunny and Small Animal Adoptions

    Rabbit: $21.00
    Includes spay or neuter surgery, microchip and travel box

    Small Mammals, Hen/Rooster: $10.50
    Includes travel box

    Livestock, Reptiles, Birds, Fish, Exotic Animals: Fair market value

    Silver Paws for Love

    Adopt a Senior Pet

    Silver Paws for Love is a senior-to-senior adoption program that encourages the adoption of senior pets by senior people.

    The adoption fee is waived if you are 55 years of age or older, and you adopt a pet who is 6 years of age or older.

    To learn if you qualify, please call (707) 565-7100, or visit Sonoma County Animal Services.

    The Silver Paws for Love program is subsidized by a grant from the Paws for Love Foundation.

    Contact Information

    Business Hours
    *Dispatch Hours 8:00–5:30
    Closed to public
    Tuesday – Saturday
    Adoption and Shelter Hours by Appointment Only
    Phones 9:00AM to 5:30PM
    *Dispatch Hours 8:00–5:30

    *Dispatch is unable to answer financial questions. For assistance regarding licensing, billing and collection proceedings, please call during our phone hours to speak with customer relations staff. Due to high call volumes, there may be longer hold times; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Contact us by Phone
    Sonoma County Animal Services
    1247 Century Ct
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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