Adoption Fees

Pet Adoption San Francisco

Manic Mondays continue at the San Francisco SPCA Temporary Adoption Center through October, 2014. We waive adoption fees for adult cats and dogs every Monday.
San Francisco residents must still pay the $21 municipal Dog License fee at the time of adoption. We do not waive adoption fees for animals placed on hold.

Cat Adoption Fees

Dog Adoption Fees

Additional discounts may be offered for cats or dogs who arrived here as bonded pairs. Double the love and inquire at the adoption desk for more information!

San Francisco residents pay an additional $21 for the Dog License fee at the time of adoption.

Hold Fees:

We offer a trio of “adoption hold” services for your convenience. Hold fees may be paid with a credit card over the telephone by calling 415.522.3500. Please note that we do not offer holds for kittens. Also, please note that we currently do not offer holds for kittens or for any animal available for adoption at our Pacific Heights Campus at 2343 Fillmore Street.

  1. Meet & Greet Hold Fee: $25. This hold enables you to place on hold — for a maximum of one day — an animal you see on our website until you can meet him/her and work with an SF SPCA Adoption Counselor. This hold ensures that the animal will be here to meet you but it does not guarantee that you will adopt it.
  2. Daily Hold Fee: $25 per day. This hold — limited to no more than three days — is available to approved adopters who need extra time to prepare for their new companion's homecoming.
  3. Medical Hold Fee: $40. This hold enables you to place an animal on hold while we await the results of medical testing or diagnostics, schedule the animal for spay/neuter surgery, or receive a final veterinary release. The Medical Hold does not guarantee that the animal will become eligible for adoption or that you will adopt it.

Hold fees are not refundable and cannot be applied to the Adoption Fee. We do not waive adoption fees for animals placed on hold. The SF SPCA reserves the right to decline adoptions or help find you a more appropriate companion animal.