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Whoever said “good friends are hard to come by” didn’t come looking for one at the CCSPCA!

Our adoption center has a large selection of puppies and dogs ranging in ages to choose from – many of them pure breeds.  Let us assist you in finding your new best friend!

Please visit the CCSPCA Adoption Center at:

103 S. Hughes Ave.
Fresno, CA  93706

We are open 7 days a week, from 10am – 5pm and until 6pm on Wednesdays.  For more information, please email adoptions@ccspca.com or call 559-233-7722 ext 116.

You can also find our mobile adoption unit around Fresno.  Visit our mobile unit adoption page to find out where we will be this month!

“Every dog available for adoption is SAFER tested at CCSPCA by staff trained to do this evaluation process.”

All dog adoptions include:

  • Spay or neuter*
  • DAPP vaccination
  • Bordetella vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination (or a voucher if under 4 months of age)
  • One routine deworming
  • Microchip (free registration with email address)
  • One complimentary application of a flea/tick control
  • A complimentary exam at one of our participating veterinary clinics

We also offer additional pre-adoption services for an additional charge:

  • Additional DAPP vaccination (when applicable)
  • Heartworm testing
  • Capstar (kills fleas within 60 minutes so you don’t take them home)
  • Dental care (when applicable)
  • Grooming at the Ruthelaine’s Grooming Salon
  • Additional applications of a flea/tick control
  • Additional dose of a broad spectrum dewormer
  • Additional doses of heartworm preventative (available only if a heartworm test is purchased at the time of adoption)

*California Food and Agricultural Code 30503. (a) (1) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (b), no public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group shall sell or give away to a new owner any dog that has not been spayed or neutered.



SAFER – Dog Behavior Evaluation Program

Every dog available for adoption is SAFER tested at CCSPCA our by staff trained to do this evaluation process.

SAFER = Safety Assessment For Evaluation Rehoming

The SAFER Test focuses on learned behaviors, sensitivities, and problem solving. This test provides shelter staff with the ability to evaluate a dog’s behavior accurately and efficiently improving the chances that the adopted dog will remain in his new home.

The SAFER Test process:

  • The Stare Test gives clues regarding the dominance and submission of an animal.
  • The Sensitivity Test assesses social skills, sensitivity levels and level of fear.
  • The Tag Test determines dominance aggression and fear aggression.
  • The Pinch Test determines sensitivity, dominance and lack of bite inhibition.
  • The Food Aggression Test determines food aggression
  • Dog-to-Dog Aggression Test determines sociability with other dogs

The SAFER Test uses standard grades A through F. A dog’s grade is the lowest grade received on any portion of the test.

  • A & B dogs are easily adoptable.
  • C & D dogs may need behavior modification or be only appropriate for experienced owners.
  • F dogs are clearly unsafe dogs and not made available for adoption.


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  • Adoption fees may vary based on adoption specials, subsidies, breed appearance, length of stay, and other factors.*
  • Adoptions are done on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. If several parties are interested in the same animal, CCSPCA will enter them into a ‘lottery’ and begin the adoption process with the first name drawn. Please note: we are unable to verify arrival time prior to our opening. As such, if multiple groups arrive for the same animal prior to opening time, CCSPCA will use the lottery system regardless of place in line.
  • If an animal has NOT been spayed or neutered, he/she will not be released until after the surgery has been performed.
  • The adoption process can take 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete an application.
  • CCSPCA reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and may deny adoptions at their discretion.
  • Additional fees may apply for extra procedures, medication, and e-collars.

*As a nonprofit humane society, we rely on donations and adoption fees to assist with the care of our animals.  Variable pricing on our highly adoptable animals allows us to house and assist the less adoptable ones while they wait for a new home.