Frequently Asked Questions


Where are you located? We do not currently have a physical shelter to house animals. We are a foster based organization with all our animals housed in volunteer foster homes. Our business office is not manned daily and we are available by appointment only. Our business office is 1620 N. Carpenter Rd. Suite D46 Modesto, CA.


Where can I see your adoptable animals? We hold adoption events at Petsmart on Sisk Road in Modesto every Friday and Saturday from 1 to 7 pm. You can also check our Facebook page, Petfinders or Adopt a Pet websites. Availability is subject to change.


How much are your adoption fees? All of our animals are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations as appropriate for age, dewormed, given flea prevention and microchipped. The adoption fee will depend on type of animal, how much we have spent--or at least a portion of our costs. We also run adoption specials. In general our cats/kittens fee will range from $25 to $85 and dogs/puppies fee will range from $50-$250.


I need to rehome my pet can you take it? We are not able to take owner surrenders because we have limited foster space available. We can help you and give you advice about rehoming your pet. We offer community assistance for rehoming with specific guidelines. Please refer to our Rehoming Assistance page for more details.


I found a stray dog/cat/rabbit can you take it? We are not able to take in strays for legal reasons. In Stanislaus County there is a mandatory 14 day holding period to assume ownership. With limited space available we cannot save those in urgent need for 14 days before we can begin to prepare a stray for adoptions. Also, if an animal is lost the shelter is the first place they will look—if space is available after legal requirements are met through the shelter we can then pull from the shelter if space is available.


I know of an animal that is being abused or neglected can you do something about it?
While we empathize with knowing an animal is suffering we do not have powers of enforcement or investigation. This is an issue for law enforcement. You would need to file complaint with your local Animal Control enforcement agency.


There are too many stray cats in my neighborhood can you pick them up and take them?
These cats are referred to as community cats. It is up to the neighborhood to help control the population. If you live in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus Animal Services (Modesto, Ceres, Hughson, Patterson, Waterford, or with a County address in an unincorporated area) Cats over 4 pounds can be taken to the shelter on Cornucopia Way in Modesto where if healthy will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ear-tipped and returned to their native environment to live without reproducing. Residents in these areas are responsible for trapping and getting cats to the shelter to participate in this program.


Do you have a program that helps with Veterinary assistance? Like many in the community we are also paying veterinary bills for animals already in our care. Although at this time we do not have funding to help the community with veterinary expenses. This is one of our future goals once additional funding is obtained.


Do you help with pet food? We DO run a pet food pantry for low income families with pets. We distribute through the Airport District, South Modesto and Beard Brook Park in conjunction with Church in the Park on selected Sundays. We try to meet the needs of many but pet food is based on amount of donations--when our pantry is low on donations we cannot help as many people.

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