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Winter Wonderland Dog Adoption Special!

All Dog Adoptions are currently $25 for our Winter Wonderland Adoption Special!

Come on by to the shelter Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-4:30pm to see our dogs or click the button below to view their profiles.

Bring home your new best friend and give a dog a loving home before the end of the year!

FIND YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND


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Adoption Process

If you are interested in adopting, please come to our Open Kennel Hours Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-4:30pm at 1247 Century Court in Santa Rosa. 

If you cannot make it to our Open Kennel hours: please call 707-565-7109 to make an adoption appointment. Appointments are available Tuesday-Saturday 10am-2pm. You will be asked to choose 3 animals to visit. A Hold will be placed on your first choice animal until the date of your appointment. 

In order to be considered for adoption, please bring the following to the shelter:

  • Proof that you can have animals at your home-
    • If you own your home, please bring a copy of your deed or mortgage statement
    • If you rent your home- Please bring your lease agreement detailing pets are allowable on the premises or a signed letter from your landlord
  • If are adopting a dog and you currently have a dog within Sonoma County please bring your dog with you to determine compatibility  
  • Adoption Applications can be downloaded below and brought to the shelter or you may complete one upon arrival

Dog Adoption Application Cat Adoption Application Small Animal & Livestock Adoption Application


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Dog & Puppy Adoption Fees

Dogs 6 years and older $25.00*
Dogs 4 months to 6 years $25.00
Puppies 8 weeks to 4 months of age $25.00
*Senior to Senior: Dogs 6 years and up FREE for Seniors 55+ 

Included with your Adoption:

  • Spay or Neuter surgery 
  • DHLPP & Bordetella ("Kennel Cough") vaccines
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Heartworm testing & Flea treatment
  • Slip Leash & Collar
  • 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)

See Adoptable Dogs


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Cat & Kitten Adoption Fees

Cats 6 years and older $60.58
Cats 4 months to 6 years of age $90.30
Kittens 8 weeks to 4 months of age $126.20

Included with your Adoption:

  • 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

See Adoptable Cats


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Rabbit, Small Animal & Livestock Adoption Fees

Rabbits $24.00
Small Mammals, Hens, Roosters $12.57
Livestock, Birds, Fish & Exotic Animals Fair Market Value

Included with your Adoption: 

  • RABBITS ONLY
    • Spay or Neuter Surgery
    • Microchip
    • Travel Box

See Adoptable Small Animals & Livestock


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Silver Paws for Love

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  • Silver Paws for Love is a Senior-to-Senior Adoption Program: 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
  • The Silver Paws for Love program is subsidized by the Paws for Love Foundation

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Horses

Sonoma County Animal Services partners with the CHANGE program to address equine neglect, abuse and cruelty cases as well as provide 24/7 on-call equine transport, foster and rehabilitative care. CHANGE provides: housing, transportation, Veterinary Care, Training, Rehabilitation and Adoption Services for horses. The CHANGE program is an accredited 501c(3)  non-profit organization supported by private donations.  

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SEE ADOPTABLE HORSES THROUGH CHANGE PROGRAM HOW TO CARE FOR HORSES