Adopt a Pet

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Animal Adoptions, Find a New Friend

About Dog Breeds

Visual breed identification is unreliable, so for most dogs shelter staff is only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix. 

We encourage you to select your new companion by considering each dog's individual personality and pet qualities instead of relying on a breed label which is just a guess.

Black Lab Puppy

Dog and Puppy Fees

  • Dogs: $171-$175
  • 1 Year License Deposit: $10-$14 (Fremont Residents Only)
  • Adoption: $24 (waived for Seniors 60+)
  • Identification Microchip: $36
  • Rabies Vaccination: $10
  • Spay or Neuter: $91

Cat and Kitten Fees

  • Cats: $124-$136
  • 1 Year License Deposit: $12 (Fremont residents only)
  • Adoption: $24 (waived for Seniors 60+)
  • FIV/FeLV Test: $29 (Optional)
  • Identification Microchip: $36
  • Rabies vaccination: $10
  • Spay or Neuter: $54
Ginger Cat
Rabbit outside on grass

Fees for Other Pets

  • Adoption: $24
  • Identification Microchip: $36
  • Neuter Male: $44
  • Spay Female: $54

Available Animals

Please visit our "Available" animals to see the animals currently available for adoption. Available animals have already passed our behavior evaluation and completed the minimum hold required by law. 

Why Do I Need to Pay the Fees to Adopt?

Under California law, all dogs and cats must be spayed or neutered before release and it is shelter policy to extend this requirement to rabbits as well. Microchips are required for all animals leaving the shelter. Fees are determined by services rendered for the animal and are subject to change. For example, if the animal was previously altered or too young for a rabies vaccination, the appropriate cost will be deducted from your total. Additional fees may apply to certain animals if other services are deemed necessary. The Tri-City Animal Shelter is not responsible for any additional vet services or fees.