What does the adoption include?
All kinds of great stuff! Our adoption includes: spay/neuter, microchip, license, first set of vaccines, de-wormer and a free health exam. Many times there can be additional charges for booster vaccines or treatments.
Why is the price the same for a small puppy and a large dog?
Equal Opportunity Adoptions!! We want all of our animals to have a good chance at finding a great home. We often have specials on animals needing extra support for re-homing.
Why do the prices sometimes vary?
As a nonprofit humane society, we rely on donations and adoption fees to assist with the care of our animals. Variable pricing on our highly adoptable animals allows us to house and assist the less adoptable ones while they wait for a new home. These funds also help to pay for puppy and kitten formula for the orphaned , medications for the sick and veterinary procedures for the injured.
Why do we have to pay so much for dogs and cats when you’re probably going to euthanize them anyway?
To properly care for the animals, as well as abide by state laws, certain services must be performed and are quite expensive.
Why can I not adopt over the phone?
Our goal is permanent home placement. If at all possible, it is better to adopt in person to make sure that this is the right fit for everyone. If you are sure that you would like to adopt an animal into your home permanently we would be happy to do the adoption over the phone.
Why can’t you put more than an hour hold on dogs?
We would not want an animal to miss an opportunity to find a home if the prospective owner does not show up within the hour. Please work with a staff member or Supervisor if there are other circumstances that need to be considered for your adoption.
Why don’t you know exactly when I can pick up my newly adopted pet?
Happily, many animals do get adopted from our animal care center. We only have a certain amount of medical staff that can perform the spay/neuters for adopted animals and they do them in order of adoption.
Why don’t you have a list that I can put my name on, so that you can call me when you get a certain type of animal (breeds, species, et al.)?
You can add your name to the Education Department’s Wish List of Adoptee’s. Please contact the Education Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 559-233-0115. Please do come in person as often as possible because we constantly receive animals and you just may find the love of your life!
Why does my adopted pet have to have a microchip?
The CCSPCA policy is to microchip all adopted cats and dogs due to the high rate of animals lost, stolen or found at large. It is a lifesaving tool that stays with the animal no matter what, so they can be identified and returned to their family quickly. The more animals that are returned home, increases the available cage space for other incoming animals.
Why do you not adopt out aggressive dogs? (usually when customers are looking for guard dogs)
We want our community to be safe for all beings, if an animal is truly aggressive, it could be a danger to others and that is not beneficial to the community.
Why is there only a 14 day exchange privilege?
The exchange policy is in place for health related reasons only. Most health issues will show symptoms within the first 14 days after adoption.
Why can’t I take my pet home over the weekend and bring it back when the Surgery Annex is able to alter my pet?
California State Law requires an animal care center to have the adopted dog or cat altered before it is allowed to leave. This is why your adopted pet must remain on CCSPCA property until altered.
When do you get kittens/puppies in?
We have animals of all ages come in to our animal care center year round.
Why is it that, when I adopt a pet, you guys tell me I have a 14 day free exam with the hospital, then I call them and they say they’re full?
The Hospital does get fully booked for appointments frequently due to so many patients’ needs. Our Hospital does provide referrals to other clinics that will see your newly adopted family member for the free exam if they are full.
Why is the animal that I adopted from you sick?
We are an open admission animal care center, which means we do not turn away any animal. Therefore, we do not know the condition of animals we take in. Our Veterinary Team medically examines most adoptable animals before they are taken home. However, some symptom outbreaks do not appear until the animal is taken home.
Why do I have to pay for medical treatment if I adopted the animal here?
Medical treatment is an additional cost to the services already provided and covered by the adoption fee.
Don’t you give them shots so they won’t get sick?
All animals are vaccinated upon entry into our animal care center, unless determined otherwise by medical staff.