pet of the week
Suki Waiting for a home... Read more!

We offer a high quality, low-cost option for spaying and neutering your companion animals. We want to help you do the right thing!

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Ready to make the life saving decision to adopt a homeless animal? We've got special friends ready to meet you!

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lost pets

We're working every day across the county to rescue and care for lost pets and reunite them with their owners.

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Our dedicated volunteers make every day better for animals waiting for their "forever" homes. Join us!

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What's New at Our Open-Door Shelter!


Days of Wine & Wet Noses  
Join us for the fun-filled, leashed dog-friendly event benefiting the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter  and Unconditional Love Animal Rescue. Enjoy a day of groovy music, fabulous local brew and wines, plus yummy food too!
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Emergency Plan for Pets
Please remember to include pets with all other family members in your emergency planning!
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Working Whiskers Program
This partnership with Heading Home Animal Rescue places under-socialized cats from the Shelter.
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Door to Door Program
Officers and volunteers are opening doors in a very
special way for pets in our community.
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One Stop Program
Save Time, Save Money Save Lives...
Low cost rabies vaccination and microchipping with dog licensing; Monday - Friday, 1 - 3 pm
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Think Small? Well, YES!
The Adopt a Chihuahua Project was formed by a group of Shelter volunteers, to highlight the adoptability of Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes.
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Did you take the Catio Tour?
Catios are a great way to keep cats and wildlife safe!
Nearly a dozen catios were featured.
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