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Department of Health Services

Division of Animal Services

Adopt an Animal

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Adoption Process

If you are interested in adopting, please come to our Open Kennel Hours Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-4:30pm.

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 completed when you arrive at the shelter

Fees for Dog and Puppy Adoptions

  • 6 years of age or older: $107.45
  • 4 months to 6 years of age: $144.03
  • 8 weeks to 4 months of age: $192.03

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: $60.58
4 months to 6 years of age: $90.30
8 weeks to 4 months of age: $126.20

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: $24.00
    Includes spay or neuter surgery, microchip and travel box
  • Small Mammals, Hen/Rooster: $12.57
    Includes travel box
  • Livestock, Reptiles, Birds, Fish, Exotic Animals: Fair market value

Silver Paws for Love

  • 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.