Post-Adoption Support

We're here for you! Berkeley Humane is committed to supporting our adopters to help foster deeper human-animal bonds.

Adoption Information

Download our dog adoption packet or our cat adoption packet for lots of useful information. 


Community Programs & Services

Our programs and services were created with our community in mind.


Post-Adoption Medical Support

If you adopted an animal from Berkeley Humane within the past seven (7) days and have any health concerns about your pet, please contact the Berkeley Humane Veterinary Hospital at 510-845-7735. During this time period, we provide free post-adoption medical care by appointment only for shelter-associated conditions including internal and external parasites, respiratory infections (including kennel cough and feline upper respiratory infection), and incision complications.


Our post-adoption medical care policy does not include routine, preventive care (vaccines, deworming), treatment for post-adoption accidents/injuries, treatment of other pets in the household, or treatment that is outside the capabilities of our basic hospital facility.


Berkeley Humane partners with 19 VCA hospitals to provide care for pets adopted from our organization. Adopters receive up to $250 of care (excluding certain conditions) for up to 14 days from the date of adoption.  


Please refer to the certificate found in your adoption packet for more information. Berkeley Humane adopters may also receive one complimentary exam within five (5) days of adoption from local veterinary hospitals listed here.


Share Your Story With Us!

If you adopted a dog or a cat from Berkeley Humane, we want to hear from you! Share your adoption story with us. Or tag us (@berkeleyhumane) on Instagram or use #berkeleyhumane. 



Please contact our adoption center at 510.845.7735 or email us.