Kennel Operations

Why is Petfinder never updated?

We went ‘live’ just recently and if you notice something, please let us know immediately. We always appreciate additional volunteers to help take photographs of incoming animals.

Do you find homes for all the animals?
Sadly, we do not find homes for all the animals. We constantly need more homes for the amount of animals in our community. They need a place where they can live a good life and be cared for properly.

How long do you keep dogs/cats before they get euthanized?
The time varies for each animal’s individual situation. This may be due to a stray hold, enrichment program, foster, rescue coordination or other circumstance.

Do you do cremations? How long does it take? How long until I get it back?
We do perform cremations. The cost varies depending on the size of the animal. The cremation is usually done within a few days, depending on requests.

Why isn’t an urn included in the cremation price?
Individual preference varies on urns. The cremation cost is one expense and the urn is another. Not everyone would like an urn after cremation so the urn is not included in the price of cremation.

Why can’t you or someone there look for this dog that I’m trying to find over the phone?
We do look for animals when someone calls in, however animals move around a lot in our animal care center and we may not have a staff member available to go look for them.

Why can’t you find homes for all of the dogs and cats?
We have an extreme overpopulation of cats and dogs here in the Central Valley. For all the animals to have a home, one person would have to own 15 dogs and 45 cats.

Why don’t you put puppies with the puppies, shepherds with shepherds, etc.. ?
Please come into our animal care center to see our new Flow and Adoption Acceleration program. We are constantly moving the animals around in an effort to help find them more homes!

Who determines which animals stay and which animals go?
Our animal care center uses a team-based approach to determine the best possible opportunity for each animal.

Why don’t you know the prices for spaying/neutering my pet?

Spay and neuter services vary from each Hospital or Clinic, and change frequently. If you need current rates, please contact our Hospital.  For special programs on spay and neuter services, please  contact the Education Department.