Silent Auction for The Hermitage Cat Shelter!
October 15-31, 2020 | Learn More →
Bid on 99+ awesome prizes, including a South African Photo Safari for Two!
All proceeds benefit needy cats and kittens in Southern Arizona.
Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter is dedicated to their mission of enriching the lives of people and animals. They're an open-admission municipal shelter that cares for up to 5,000 animals per year. They have a live release rate of 94% for dogs and 81% for cats. In addition to dogs and cats, the shelter takes in small pets and injured and orphaned wildlife.
While construction of the shelter was completed in 1993, it officially opened its doors on the May 1, 2006.
With a surgery suite and the latest veterinary equipment, their skilled teams provide quality surgical and medical attention to the animals in their care. Through their partnership with Western University College of Veterinary Medicine, their veterinary center serves as a teaching hospital for 3rd and 4th year students. As the only neonatal kitten nursery in the Inland Empire, they also provide crucial care for orphaned kittens up to 8 weeks old.
If you'd like to adopt a dog, cat, or small pet from Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter, you can begin by browsing through their list of available pets on their website.
If you find a pet you're interested in, call the shelter to schedule an appointment to meet the pet. To be able to adopt you must meet a few criteria:
An in-person meet with other members of your household (people and dogs alike) may be required for certain pets.
To begin the adoption process, complete a generic animal adoption application form and submit it by email, fax, post, or in person.
If approved, it's time to finalize the adoption paperwork, pay the adoption fee, and bring the lucky animal home!
Adoption fees at Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, and tick and flea prevention.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.