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Adopt a pet 

Since 1927, Berkeley Humane has united over 45,000 once-homeless pets with loving and
committed adopters. When you adopt an animal from Berkeley Humane, not only will
you be sure that your pet is a great match for you and your family, but you will also
know you have helped to make an impact on animal overpopulation in the East Bay.

Thank you for choosing to adopt!


Available Pets

We make every effort to keep our website up to date with animals currently available for adoption.
To inquire about the current status of an animal pictured on this website, call (510) 845-3633. 


Many of the photographs on this website are taken by our volunteer photography team,
a group of talented and compassionate individuals who donate their time to Berkeley Humane to help capture the personalities
and souls of our animals, making it easier for potential adopters to fall in love with them.


Please note: We are unable to place a hold on animals.

Adoption Requirements

* Be 18 years of age or older.
* Have valid state-issued identification.
* Be allowed to have a pet where you live.
   We recommend getting your landlord's or
   home owner association's permission in
   writing before you adopt, to protect you
   and your pet.
* Be willing and able to spend the time and
   money necessary to provide training,
   medical attention, and proper care for
   your new pet.


Adoption Process

Berkeley Humane believes in an adoption process that carefully matches the lifestyle and expectations of adopters with the needs of our animals. This ensures a successful adoption and helps pets remaining in the new homes for the rest of their lives.

When you express an interest in adopting, our staff will ask you questions about what you're looking for, your home, lifestyle, and household, in order to suggest appropriate pets or determine a specific animal's suitability for your home.

Adoption Fees

Cat adoption fees:
  Kittens 6 months and younger - $125
  Cats 6 months to 7 years - $100  
  Cats over 7 years - $50  
  Cat pairs aged 6 months to 7 years - $125 

Dog adoption fees:
  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 

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.

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