Santa Cruz SPCA

2685 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95063

Our Mission

10 adoptions last week!  It's so great to see so many of our animals find fur-ever homes!

The Santa Cruz SPCA is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. Our organization, and the work that we do, is supported by individual contributions. We do not receive funding from HSUS, ASPCA, nor local, state or federal government entities. Our organization is not affiliated with any other SPCA or Humane Society.

The Santa Cruz SPCA collaborates with other shelters and animal groups (municipal and private) to help rescue and rehabilitate cats and dogs, and find them loving homes. Our variety of programs are geared towards providing humane education and spay neuter awareness to the public as well as assisting with resources to help animals stay in their homes.

Our staff includes a management team of well-qualified leaders and an extraordinary animal care and adoption staff–as well as the most dedicated bunch of volunteers any org

Adoption Policy

Santa Cruz SPCA Adoption Steps

Get acquainted/Complete adoption profile: 

We recommend spending as much one-on-one time with the animal you’re interested in to ensure compatibility.  When you’re ready, we encourage you to complete an adoption profile. You need to be at least 21 years of age to adopt.

2. Housing:

If you rent, please bring a copy of your lease or a letter from your landlord that states you can have a pet(s). Landlord letters can be presented physically or by email along with a copy or photo of the home-owner’s ID. 


3. Bring your existing dog(s) (dog adoptions only):

It’s important that

  • day hours
    Monday Closed to the Public
    Tuesday 11-6
    Wednesday 11-6
    Thursday 11-6
    Friday 11-6
    Saturday 11-6
    Sunday 11-6

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets