Adoptions

    **We are now offering "Touchless Adoptions"**

    If you have searched our site and wish to schedule an adoption please fill out an application here and email it to DASInfo@sdcounty.ca.gov. We will contact you in the order the applications are received. 

                

Please do not come to either shelter location without first calling  619-767-2675 to make an appointment. For animal-related emergencies, please continue to call 619-236-2341.

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Another Option: Start Your Search Online

Have a look at the animals in our shelter by using the form below. Though best to visit a shelter, you may see your next pet here!

  • Make one, two or three choices: the pet you are interested in may no longer be available
  • Keep notes: be sure to write down the identifying information for animals you like.
  • In the below section: click the circle on the left of the shelter you want to look in. You must select either North, South or All Shelters otherwise you may receive an error on the page.

 

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I found a pet I’m interested in, what do I do?

At the shelter:

  • All animals have an ID number on the front of their kennels. Bring that number to the Greeter Desk.
  • If your choice is available, the greeter will give you an application (if needed) and instructions.

Searching online:

  • Copy the information on the individual animal's page.
  • Come to the shelter and present the animal's information at the Greeter Desk. 
  • If your first choice is taken, look around. We have plenty of pets waiting for adoption!

More On Adoption »

Adoption Applications »

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 Help your loved ones choose their own pet!
Adoption gift certificates are available at County shelters.

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