Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where are you located? We do not currently have a physical shelter to house animals or an office space. We are a foster-based organization with all our animals housed in volunteer foster homes. Our P.O. box is: 

4120 Dale Rd.

Ste J-8 #255

Modesto, CA 95356

  • Where can I see your adoptable animals? Please visit our event page for more information on upcoming adoption events. You can also check our Facebook page, Petfinders or Adopt a Pet websites. Event times are subject to change. Please complete an adoption application if interested in adopting an animal so that we can contact you. 

  • How much are your adoption fees? All of our animals are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccinations, have been dewormed, given flea prevention and are micro-chipped.  Our standard adoption fees for cats/kittens is $85, dogs/puppies adoption fee is $275. Please check our up coming events page and Facebook page for adoption specials.

  • I need to re-home my pet can you take it? We are not able to take owner surrenders because we have limited foster space available. The Community Fosters Program (Re-homing Assistance Program) is currently unavailable to new applicants until further notice. Please refer to our Re-homing 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. If an animal is lost, the shelter is the first place the owner will look—if space is available after legal requirements are met through the shelter we can then pull from the shelter if we have available space.

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

  • 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 located at 3647 Cornucopia Way in Modesto where, if healthy, the cat 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 these cats to the shelter to participate in the TNR 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. 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 need help with pet food? We do run a pet food pantry for low-income families with pets and our homeless pet parents. We distribute throughout Stanislaus County and also work in conjunction with Church in the Park to distribute food on Sundays to people in the Airport District and South Modesto. We try to meet the needs of many, but pet food is based on the amount of donations--when our pantry is low on donations we cannot help as many people.