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Our Mission

Our Mission
The mission of the Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Placer SPCA) is to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond.

Our Vision
The vision of Placer SPCA is to ensure:
Every adoptable companion animal in Placer County has a home
Every lost companion animal in Placer County is reunited with its owner
Every dog and cat owner in Placer County has access to affordable spay and neuter services
Every companion animal is treated with kindness and respect

Our Values
Adaptability: We are flexible and responsive in meeting the ever-changing needs of the animals and people in our community
Compassion to All: We show kindness and understanding towards all people and animals
Education & Awareness: We engage with the community through educational programs and public information efforts to increase awareness and understanding
Integrity: We earn trust by always being honest and fair while treating all people and animals with dignity and respect
Responsible Stewardship: We are careful and responsible with the animals and resources entrusted to our care
Safety (Animals, Staff, and Community): We ensure a safe workplace, and foster a safer community for people and animals
As we live these values, we support our mission and vision, as well as help the community understand and appreciate the work of the Placer SPCA.

Adoption Policy

***Animals are available on a first-come, first-served basis during your adoption appointment. There will be no holds at this time (with the exception of animals in foster care).***

Prior to your appointment, we will ask you to fill out a Companion Request Form. Please email your completed form to or bring a printed copy with you to your appointment.

Things to know before your appointment:

Appointments are for the animals we have available for adoption at the time of your appointment. Animals are available on a first come, first served basis only. NOTE: If you are interested in meeting an animal who is in foster care, at our Auburn Location or at our Intake Center, please call 916-782-7722 ext. 0 or email We do not schedule adoption appointments at Pet Food Express, it is first come, first served only.
Please arrive on time. If you are late, we will cancel your appointment and you may reschedule.
Please review the animals that are available for adoption on our website the day of your appointment.
At the time of your appointment:

You will be asked to fill out our Companion Request Form and provide a valid ID.
Your Get Acquainted Team Member will work with you to find the right fit for your family.
You will be allowed to meet a maximum of two animals (if time allows) during your appointment.
Deciding to adopt:

Most altered animals are able to go home the same day!
For dogs, we will provide you with a disposable dog leash. For cats, you can purchase a cat carrier for $7 or bring your own.
If you do not find an animal that fits your family needs, we recommend scheduling another appointment in the future. We are committed to matching you with the perfect pet for your household.
Taking your pet home:

Enjoy some quiet time. Give your new pet some time and space to acclimate to you and their new surroundings.
Always remember to call us if you need help or have questions. We have a lot of free learning sheets for behavior issues here.
Make a list of pet supplies you still need to buy. Coupons for local businesses are supplied at the time of adoption.
Call the veterinary office of choice to schedule an appointment for your pet to receive a physical exam. Free vouchers for vet exams are given at the time of adoption.
Send us a picture along with the photo release waiver so that we can share your happy adoption story with our community.

Live happily ever after with your pet.

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 11am to 4pm
    Wednesday 11am to 4pm
    Thursday 11am to 4pm
    Friday 11am to 4pm
    Saturday 11am to 4pm
    Sunday 11am to 4pm
    By appointment only
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