Please read this entire page before contacting us to surrender your pet.
Thank you for inquiring about placing your animal with Solano County SPCA.
our efforts to provide a peaceful, loving environment for dogs and
cats, the shelter is still terribly stressful for animals.
We recommend that you
first contact friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers and tell them that you
need to re-home your pet. This type of networking often provides positive results.
our shelter, dog guests learn or retain social skills and basic manners
instead of losing those skills in the shelter environment. We want
pets to leave the shelter equipped to live successfully in a new home. To this end, dogs living at the Solano County SPCA receive daily socialization, veterinary care, basic
obedience training, and exercise, along with a tremendous amount
of love and affection during their stay.
cat guests enjoy “cage-free” living in the luxury of our free-roaming
cat rooms. They have cat trees to climb, scratching posts,
toys to play with, and window sills to sleep in. The cats receive daily
grooming and handling from volunteers and staff, veterinary care, and
lots of love. For our feline guests that do not enjoy the company of
other cats we have individual cat condos that provide separate sleeping
and potty areas. Each cat is treated as an individual and we try to
match adopters with each cats personality.
animal is ever euthanized unless he/she develops serious health or
behavior problems that make him/her unadoptable. The SPCA of Solano County accepts adoptable animals only. This allows us to fulfill our
mission of placing pet animals in quality, loving homes. All animals
must undergo and pass a rigorous intake evaluation that includes a
behavior assessment and medical examination.
would be delighted to provide you unlimited free behavior consultations
by phone if you are motivated to keep your animal in your home. We can
also provide you with a contact for a professional trainer/behavior
counselor that will work with you in your home.
you still feel that you must surrender your dog or cat, we are here to
help. However, please understand that our help may come in the form of
providing you with other resources. Animals often become stressed and
miserable after what seems like an eternity in a shelter. The SPCA of Solano County considers it inhumane to accept animals that will fare
poorly in the shelter or that will have to stay here for many months.
that older animals and breeds that are common in municipal shelters can
be harder for us to place. We make our decisions about taking
your animal based on what is in his/her best interest. If we are unable
to accept your animal, we will be happy to provide you with a list of
do not charge for the surrender assessment but we do require a minimum
donation of $75 per cat and $100 per dog if your pet is accepted into
our adoption program.
The SPCA of Solano County is not funded by any organization and we operate on adoption fees and private donations. Many of the animals that we take in have medical conditions that require treatments. This donation goes to cover food, vaccines,
medical treatment, training, and bedding for the animal while it is at
the shelter. Some animals are with us for several months before they find their forever homes.
more you can tell us about your animal, the easier it will be to find
him/her not only a new home but an appropriate new home.
If you still would like to discuss surrendering your animal please click here and submit the surrender request. Submitting this request DOES NOT GUARANTEE that the SPCA of Solano County will be able to accept your pet in our adoption program.