adoption faqs


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When choosing a new pet for your home you should think
about how the new pet will fit in to your lifestyle.

If you are not home often, you should choose a dog that is an
adult and will not have high exercise requirements.
If you have children, you should select a breed
that does well with children and is socialized.
If you have other pets at home you should think
about how a new pet will affect them.
In all cases, you and any other family members living
with you should visit with the pet to make sure it is a good match.

Be sure you are willing to make the long term commitment to the pets care which may include frequent walks, obedience training and vet care.

What kind of animals does the city adopt out?

How much does it cost to adopt a cat or dog?

Is there anyway to locate an pet that has been adopted should it become lost?

What is the cost for getting my animal spayed or neutered?

What are the costs of adopting pocket pets or livestock?

Will I be able to take my pet home right away?

Question: What kind of animals does the City of San Bernardino adopt out?
Answer: The City of San Bernardino adopts puppies, kittens, many types of "pocket
pets" (rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, reptiles, etc.) as well as livestock. BACK TO TOP
Question: How much does it cost to adopt a cat or dog?
Answer: $55.00

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Question: Is there any way to locate a pet that has been adopted should it become lost?
Answer: All adopted dogs and cats are implanted with a microchip as a permanent means of identification before they leave the shelter. Other cats and dogs can have a microchip implanted for $20.

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Question: What is the cost for getting my animal spayed or neutered?
Answer: The price of the surgery for dogs ranges from $42.00 to $80.00 for males and $54.00 to $105.00 for females. Dog prices are based on the weight of the animal. Male cats cost $28.00 to be neutered and female cats cost approximately $39.00 to be spayed.

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Question: What are the costs of adopting pocket pets or livestock?
Answer: Livestock and pocket pets are varied in price depending on the type of animal. Livestock is not micro chipped and you are not required to spay or neuter them.

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Question: Will I be able to take my pet home right away?
Answer: All dogs and cats that are adopted are taken to our veterinarian to be spayed or neutered. If you adopt a pet, you will pick it up from the vet the following business day and will be responsible for the surgery costs.

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Search Through Adoptable Pets at the Animal Shelter:

Dogs at the Shelter 
Cats at the Shelter
Other Animals at the Shelter