We make every effort to keep our website up to date with animals currently available for adoption.
To inquire about the current status of an animal pictured on this website, call (510) 845-3633.
Many of the photographs on this website were taken by our volunteer photography team,
a group of talented and compassionate individuals who donates their time to Berkeley Humane to help capture the personalities
and souls of our animals, making it easier for potential adopters to fall in love with them.
Thank you, Rebecca Schwarz and Alex Filipkowski!
Please note: We are unable to place a hold on animals.
* Be 18 years of age or older.
* Have valid state-issued identification.
* Be allowed to have a pet where you live.
We recommend getting your landlord's or
home owner association's permission in
writing before you adopt, to protect you
and your pet.
* Be willing and able to spend the time and
money necessary to provide training,
medical attention, and proper care for
your new pet.
Berkeley Humane believes in an adoption process that carefully matches the lifestyle and expecatations of adopters with the needs of our animals. This ensures a successful adoption and helps pets remaining in the new homes for the rest of their lives.
When you express an interest in adopting, our staff will ask you questions about what you're looking for, your home, lifestyle, and household, in order to suggest appropriate pets or determine a specific animal's suitability for your home.
Cat adoption fees:
Cats over 7 years - $50
Cats 6 months to 7 years - $100
Cat pairs aged 6 months to 7 years - $125
Kittens 6 months and younger - $125
Dog adoption fees:
Dogs over 7 years - $75
Dogs 6 months to 7 years - $135
Puppies 6 months and younger - $175
All of our animals receive veterinary and behavioral evaluations, spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, heartworm testing (dogs over 6 months), FeLV/FIV testing (cats), heartworm preventative, flea and tick preventative and de-worming.
Our adoption package includes adoption counseling and follow-up calls, a take-
home adoption packet, temporary
collar and ID tag, temporary leash or
carrier, and a certificate for a free examination at a local veterinary hospital.