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COVID-19 Change in services: Adoptions at the animal shelter continue with new COVID-19 safety measures in place. If you’re interested in adopting a pet from the shelter, please read the following information:

Interested in a dog or adult cat?

  1. Browse our adoptable pets here on the website, or at or
  2. If you see someone you would like to adopt, call us at (916) 687-3042 and press 3 to leave a voicemail in our Adoption Interest Inbox. Please be sure to leave your name, phone number, and the Animal ID number of the animal you are interested in. Please note there is not a guarantee you will receive a call back, but our staff will place you on the interested party list for that animal if it is not already full.
  3. If/when you become first on the interested party list, a member of our adoption team will call you to provide an over-the-phone adoption consultation. If it seems like a good fit, they will schedule you to come to the shelter for an adoption* appointment.

*Potential dog adopters will have the opportunity to meet the dog they are interested in before finalizing an adoption. However, due to our COVID-19 social distancing protocol we are not able to conduct in person meet and greets for our adult cats.

Interested in a kitten?

We are no longer listing our kittens individually online, but you can sign up to attend one of our Kitten Pop Up Events here:

At our Kitten Pop Ups you will have an opportunity to view our currently adoptable kittens. Our staff will work with you to find a good match for your household and you will finalize an adoption and take home your kitten that day. If you don’t find a kitten you’d like to adopt that day, you can always sign up for another day and time.

Looking for a Furever Friend?

If you're looking for a furever friend, view animals currently available at the shelter, or check out the list of resources below to help you locate and review animals available for adoption.

View Dogs at the Shelter View Cats at the Shelter

Learn more about our Community Cat Program »

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Adoption Events

Elk Grove Animal Control and Petco are dedicated to finding forever homes for shelter animals.

Petco’s at 8447 Elk Grove Florin Rd
Elk Grove, CA
Second Sunday of the Month
11:00am tp 3:00pm

Petco at 7715 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA
Last Sunday of each month
11:00am to 3:00pm

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