Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are the animals spayed and neutered?
A:Yes, all animals will be spayed or neutered, current on all vaccinations, and licensed prior to adoption.

Q: What does no-kill mean?
A: No-kill means that no healthy adoptable animal will be put down due to lack of space or time spent at the shelter.

Q: How can I help the shelter? 
A: You can become a sponsor of a dog/cat or the shelter, become a dog walker, help at events, donate items off our wish list, and grant writing. You can also donate money. For more opportunities inquire at info@Santapaulaarc.org.

Q: This is my lost pet. What do I need to do to get it out?
A: Bring a personal photo of the pet and vet records to the front office. They will tell you what the procedure is to retrieve your pet.

Q: Do you accept animals from other cities?
A: No, SPARC is here to help the animals of Santa Paula, CA.

Q: What is the adoption fee to adopt a cat or dog?
A: Please click here to check our Adoption Process page for our most current rates. The total fees include; vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and the implanting of a microchip.

Q: Do you know if this dog or cat is good with other dogs and cats or with kids?
A: We can never be absolutely certain of that, especially if the animal came in as a stray or if the previous owner did not give us that information.

Q: Can I adopt this animal today and pick it up in a few days?
A: Only under certain circumstances and only with prior approval from the Shelter Manager.

Q: When can I stop by to adopt an animal?
A: SPARC is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11-5. We are closed Monday and Wednesday.

Q: I found a stray animal who do I call?
A: Please call us, Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center 805-525-8609.

Q: I’ve lost my pet can you help me?
A: Yes, we will post your animals information on our website, on a flyer in the window and offer tips on how to find your lost pet.

Q: My child belongs to a scout troop can you use our help?
A: Absolutely, we are always in need of help and can help you with a great project to benefit the shelter animals.

Q: Do you take credit cards?
A: Yes

Q: My dog is not licensed can I purchase one from the shelter?
A: Yes, SPARC can issue a city license and an engraved ID tag when you bring in to the shelter proof of rabies shot.  The cost is $20 for an altered pet and $75 for an unaltered pet.





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S.P.A.R.C is a California non-profit corporation with IRS tax exempt status. All donations will be tax deductible under 501(c)3 animal charity, EIN: 45-4185395. As such, your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.