About Us

Who We Are

Santa Cruz Humane Society is a non-profit, no kill animal shelter that provides compassionate care, adoption, and spay/neuter surgeries for homeless dogs and cats in Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to care for and socialize the animals under our care, and find forever homes for all of them.


  • We believe in the importance of socialization, love, and affection for all of the animals in our facility.
  • We put the needs and well being of these animals above all else. Everything we do, and every decision we make, is based on what is best for them.
  • We care for each animal so that he or she becomes sociable, loveable, and highly adoptable.


We aim to provide Santa Cruz County with a cheerful and welcoming place for both people and the animals that need shelter. Our dog apartments and cat condominiums are clean and well-maintained. Dogs are given daily access to the outdoors. The “Purr Palace” cat house and cat boarding facility are filled with natural light, fresh air, and ample, plexiglass enclosures that allow the animals to see each other and have plenty of room to play.

Visit any time. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt a pet today, we’re happy to give you a tour.


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