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Adoption spotlight 




Looking for your new best friend?


First, take a look at our adoptable animals


If you see an animal you like and want to meet with, fill out an adoption application below.

Dog Adoption includes

5 in 1 canine vaccination, Bordatella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, de-wormer, 3 month topical flea medication,  initial in-shelter physical exam and post sterilization pain medications and e-collar. sterilization, and a Hayward dog license (for Hayward residents only.) 


Cat Adoption includes


5 in 1 feline vaccination, sterilization, and a microchip, plus de-wormer, topical flea preventative, initial

in-shelter physical exam and post sterilization pain medications and e-collar.


Rabbit Adoption includes

Rabbit adoptions include sterilization.


Other adoptable animals: 

such as hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, and reptiles. These adoptions begin at $20.00.

*Cardboard carriers are available for $4.

To Adopt: 


1. Complete Adoption Application from the below button. 

Please fill out the application COMPLETELY.  Incomplete applications will not be responded to. 

Please only submit one application. 

2. Once the application is sent in you will receive an email with follow up instructions

Note: We keep completed applications on file for 6 months.


If you have already completed an application, no need to fill out a new one, just give us a call: (510) 293 - 7200 and tell us your name, we will look up your application and pick up where you left off in the adoption process. 

Adoption Requirements

  • Adopted animals cannot go home until they are sterilized. Animals are sterilized after adoption on the next available surgery date.

  • For the final adoption to occur, all members of the household, including other dogs (if you are interested in a dog,) will need to meet the potential new addition to your family. 

  • Please bring your current photo identification, either California Driver's license, or a California Identification card

  • If you rent, make sure to include your landlord or property manager's information, as we will contact them before any adoption goes through. If you own, please provide proof of homeownership, through the deed, mortgage statements, tax documents, etc. 

  • In order for any adoption to be finalized, you will have to provide proof of address, if your identification doesn't have the address, you may provide a utility bill, or a lease agreement.

We stop paperwork and adoptions a half-hour before closing. 

We advise that you come in to start the process between 1-4pm.


Please be aware that we do not hold animals; there is no guarantee the animal will still be available when you come back, as we do not hold animals if the application is not fully approved.

Be sure to give consideration to our many special needs animals, which due to neglect, require some extra "TLC" and commitment. These pets are anxious to find a loving home.


Be sure to check out our Events page to find out the upcoming adoption events or specials


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