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Foster to Adopt


The fee to foster to adopt a dog varies by the jurisdiction you reside in. For City of Turlock residents the fee is $135.00 and for non-residents it is $128.00. The difference is due to the adoption license of $7.00. You are responsible for getting the animal spayed or neutered and must provide proof when completed. Once proof is submitted, you will be issued a $100.00 refund.


The fee to foster to adopt a cat is $126.00. Once proof of spay or neuter is submitted, a $100. Refund will be issued.

Free to Senior (over 65 years) or Veteran

The shelter will identify animals for this program. Subject to availability.

Reduced Adoption Fees

Animals that have current vaccines, micro chipped, spayed/neutered upon entry; will be reduced in cost as applicable.

Special Promotions

The shelter may offer special promotions during the year to promote pet adoption.

All adoptions include a gift bag with treats and valuable information regarding pet care. Most also include gift cards from local veterinarians for additional services. A free health certificate is included for all adoptions from our local veterinarian offices.

For more information or questions about our adoptable animals, please contact:

Animal Services
801 S. Walnut
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 656-3140
Monday - Saturday 9:30AM - 5:30PM (Closed Holidays)

The Turlock Animal Shelter is open to the public for shelter operations from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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