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Golden Paws

Golden Paws Program

Berkeley Humane’s Golden Paws Program promotes awareness and adoption of senior animals. Through the Golden Paws Program, senior people (55+) receive a 50% reduced fee for adopting a senior pet.


All of our animals receive veterinary and behavioral evaluations, spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, heartworm testing (dogs over 6 months), FeLV/FIV testing (cats), heartworm preventative, flea and tick preventative and de-worming.


Our adoption package includes adoption counseling and follow-up calls, a take-home adoption packet, temporary 
collar and ID tag, temporary leash or carrier, and a certificate for a free examination at a local veterinary hospital.


Standard Fees

Kittens 6 months and younger: $125

Cats 6 months to 7 years: $100

Cats over 7 years: $50

Cat pairs 6 months to 7 years: $125 

Puppies 3 months or younger: $250  
Puppies 4 months to 6 months: $200 
Dogs 7 months to 7 years: $150  
Dogs over 7 years: $75 

Golden Paws Program

Cats 7 years and older: $25

Dogs 7 years and older: $37.50 


Reduced fees not applicable to animals younger than 7 years. 


Adopters age 55 and over automatically qualify for the Golden Paws program. Visit our adoption center with a valid ID or driver's license to qualify.

Senior Pets

Dogs and cats currently available for adoption can be found on our "Adopt A Dog" and "Adopt A Cat" pages. 

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