adopt dog cat




Thank you for considering “The Adoption Option”. To view our pets available for adoption just click on either the Dogs & Cats link. There you can see pictures and information of a potential future best friend. Our Adoption Center is open for adoptions 7 Days a Week from 12:30pm-4:00pm. For more detail and descriptions regarding any pets listed here you may call the Adoption Center at 530-926-4052 during business hours. To adopt you must be 18 years of age.



  1. Submit an adoption application for the pet you are interested in.
  2. Visit our shelter during our hours of operation to meet our team and shelter pets.
  3. Speak with our staff members to ensure best-fit adoption counseling.
  4. When you decide to move forward with an adoption you will need to:
    • provide one form of ID
    • sign an adoption agreement
    • pay for the adoption
    • take an adoption photo (optional)
  5. **If the pet you want to adopt is not yet spayed/neutered, you can foster them until they become adoptable. When you decide to foster with the intention to adopt, you will need to:
    • provide one form of ID
    • sign a foster agreement
    • and pay an adoption deposit
  6. **You will be responsible for paying the remaining adoption fee (minus the adoption deposit) at the time the adoption is finalized.

What Pets Receive:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Age Appropriate Vaccinations
  • Microchip
  • Collar
  • (Dogs) Leash
  • (Cats) Carrier
  • Lifetime of Post Adoption Behavior Support
  • Adopters will receive an offer for discounted Pet Plan health insurance
  • (Dogs) Free Training With FreedomK9

Adoption Fees

Prices differ due to age, length of stay at shelter, and current specials


Kittens (8 weeks-5 months) $100
Adults Cats (5 months-8 years) $75
Senior Cats (8+ years) $50


Puppies (8 weeks-5 months) $200
Adult Dogs (5 months-8 years) $150
Senior Dogs (8+ years) $100

Small Animals

Adoption fee depending on species and age

*We never want the price of an adoption to prevent one of our adoptable pets from going to the perfect home for them so if you would like to discuss a different adoption fee, please do so at the time of your adoption appointment.

Thanks to Grant Funding from Cal for All Animals and a Partnership with Freedom K9, we are now able to offer the following dog training support to our adopters! 

  • All Adult dogs (6+months) will receive a coupon/voucher for 1 free Walk Doctor session at Freedom K9. Session must be booked within 2 weeks of adoption.
  • Puppies under 6 months will receive a 10% coupon off the Good Puppy Private Session Program (3hr session. $375 price, 10% off makes that $337.50) to be given at the time of foster, expiring at 6 months of age. 
Basic Obedience- Single Lesson – FreedomK9 (Walk Doctor)
 **Freedom K9 Basic Obedience/Walk Doctor Lesson** 
Embark on a transformative journey with your newly adopted dog in our engaging two-hour Basic Obedience Lesson at Freedom K9! This session is designed for adopters and dog owners actively participating alongside their dogs and our expert trainers. Perfect for:
  • Recently adopted dogs
  • Dog owners in need of urgent assistance
  • Those focused on specific training goals
Key Features:
– Comprehensive Training: Covering basics like Loose Leash Walking, Heel, Sit, Down, and Place.
– Holistic Approach: Addressing Crate training, Potty Training, Car/House Manners, Grooming, Vet Visits, and more.
– Tailored Guidance: Perfect for introducing a new dog to your home or adding structure to your dog’s world.
– Behavior Management: Learn how to address unwanted behaviors such as jumping, barking, whining, and more.
– Equipment Expertise: Discover the right tools for your dog and situation.
Why Choose Walk Doctor?
– Immediate Results: Leave with a dog heeling by your side, attentive to commands, and ready to work on covered topics.
– Efficiency: Achieve more in two hours than in a 6-week Basic Obedience Class at other stores.
– Personalized Attention: No fluff, no irrelevant questions, just focused guidance from Professional Trainers.
– Effective Communication: Master the art of communicating with your dog without yelling or physical force.


Good Puppy Private Session Program – FreedomK9
Embark on a journey of joyful companionship with our Good Puppy Private Session Program! This personalized training initiative is tailored to empower you and your new puppy, creating a foundation for a harmonious relationship.


Key Program Highlights:
1. Basic Obedience Commands: Master essential commands like Heel, Sit, Down, Place, Wait, Name Recognition, and more. Tailored to suit your puppy’s unique needs.
2. Breed-Specific Training: Recognizing and addressing breed-specific requirements ensures a customized approach to training that aligns with your puppy’s characteristics and disposition.
3. Potty Training Mastery: Establish a reliable potty schedule, eliminate accidents, and guide your puppy to a designated spot in your yard for potty time.
4. Crate Training Expertise: Select the right crate size, proper crate placement, and create a balanced sleep, play, and training routine, leading to a contented, well-rested pup.
5. Socialization Skills: Foster confident interactions with other dogs, strangers, family members, and different environments. Learn the importance of self-control and proper introductions.
6. Confidence Building: Equip your puppy to navigate new places and situations with confidence, cultivating a balanced and happy family member.
7. Effective Communication: Master the art of praising and correcting your puppy without raising your voice or resorting to repetitive commands, creating a positive training environment.
8. Good Manners Training: Instill essential manners such as staying grounded, gentle treat-taking, and maintaining focus.
9. Eliminate “Puppy Nonsense”: Tackle common behavioral challenges like play-biting, jumping, whining, barking, leash pulling, and more, creating a well-behaved pup.
10. Holistic Care: Explore topics like nutrition, grooming, vet schedules, and growth milestones to ensure your puppy’s overall well-being.
Program Includes:
– Three one-hour Private Sessions with our Professional Trainers
– Training Cheat Sheets for at-home reinforcement
– A puppy training collar
– Ongoing support for questions during the program
– Exclusive discounts on our Adult Off-Leash Programs


Phone Behavior Consult – FreedomK9

A FREE 30 minute consult to go over any questions, issues, and goals for training owners have. 

Learn more about Freedom K9:  About – FreedomK9