ADOPTION PROCESS

Cat Adoptions

  1. View the animals currently up for adoption by visiting our Adoption page here. You can also follow our Facebook page where we regularly post images and updates on the animals.
  2. Visit the adoption kennels to view.Visiting hours 10am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday; 8am – 3pm Saturdays; 8am – 12pm Sunday
  3. An adoption application will then be completed in person. This assists us in finding a perfect match for you and your family.
  4. Pay a non-refundable adoption deposit of R100, which is included in the total adoption fee.
  5. A home check will then be done.
  6. It is required that once your adoption is approved, a meet and greet is arranged with your family and current dogs.
  7. Once your application is approved and the animal is ready to join their new family, you will be notified when you are able to collect.

(Please allow roughly 7 days for the adoption process to be completed)

Costs
Dogs: R710
Cats: R770 – This includes a Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) test. Owing to the high prevalence of Felv and Fiv in the feline community, this test is now done before a cat/kitten is put up for adoption.
Adoption fees for both cats and dogs include sterilisation, the first vaccination, de-worming, an ID disc and a microchip.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying to adopt a pet, a non-refundable deposit of R100 is required, which is included in the total adoption fee. Please e-mail proof of deposit – using ‘Adoptions’ followed by your initial and surname as the beneficiary reference – to acmananger@spca-ct.co.za

The home check
Once you’ve decided which dog or cat you’d like to adopt, one of our pre-placement officers will visit your home. This ensures that your property is suitable for the animal concerned. The pre-placement officer will also take note of the following:
• Condition of other pets
• Whether adequate shelter is provided
• Where the dog will sleep at night
• Size of property/height of wall
• Ensure that the property is fully enclosed

The following are also considered as criteria for adoption
• You must be over 18 to adopt.
• Your property must be fully enclosed.
• You must be able to afford the services of a private vet and have your own transport to take your pet to the vet.

Considerations when adopting
• If you have a male dog already, it is often preferable to adopt a female to avoid dominance fighting.
• If you have other pets (especially dogs), we request that you first bring them to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for a “meet & greet” with your new adopted pet.
• Often we have no history on a dog/cat, therefore if you have young children bring them to meet the animal.

We strongly suggest that research is done to establish the cost implications with regard to food, vaccinations, monthly de-fleaing, de-worming and vets bills (pet insurance is an option). Carefully consider whether you have the time required to successfully integrate the new pet into your household and the time to spend with your pet eg. walking, playing and training.

Dog Adoptions

  1. View the animals currently up for adoption by visiting our Adoption page here. You can also follow our Facebook page where we regularly post images and updates on the animals.
  2. Visit the adoption kennels to view.Visiting hours 10am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday; 8am – 3pm Saturdays; 8am – 12pm Sunday
  3. An adoption application will then be completed in person. This assists us in finding a perfect match for you and your family.
  4. Pay a non-refundable adoption deposit of R100, which is included in the total adoption fee.
  5. A home check will then be done.
  6. It is required that once your adoption is approved, a meet and greet is arranged with your family and current dogs.
  7. Once your application is approved and the animal is ready to join their new family, you will be notified when you are able to collect.

(Please allow roughly 7 days for the adoption process to be completed)

Costs
Dogs: R710
Cats: R770 – This includes a Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) test. Owing to the high prevalence of Felv and Fiv in the feline community, this test is now done before a cat/kitten is put up for adoption.
Adoption fees for both cats and dogs include sterilisation, the first vaccination, de-worming, an ID disc and a microchip.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying to adopt a pet, a non-refundable deposit of R100 is required, which is included in the total adoption fee. Please e-mail proof of deposit – using ‘Adoptions’ followed by your initial and surname as the beneficiary reference – to acmananger@spca-ct.co.za

The home check
Once you’ve decided which dog or cat you’d like to adopt, one of our pre-placement officers will visit your home. This ensures that your property is suitable for the animal concerned. The pre-placement officer will also take note of the following:
• Condition of other pets
• Whether adequate shelter is provided
• Where the dog will sleep at night
• Size of property/height of wall
• Ensure that the property is fully enclosed

The following are also considered as criteria for adoption
• You must be over 18 to adopt.
• Your property must be fully enclosed.
• You must be able to afford the services of a private vet and have your own transport to take your pet to the vet.

Considerations when adopting
• If you have a male dog already, it is often preferable to adopt a female to avoid dominance fighting.
• If you have other pets (especially dogs), we request that you first bring them to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for a “meet & greet” with your new adopted pet.
• Often we have no history on a dog/cat, therefore if you have young children bring them to meet the animal.

We strongly suggest that research is done to establish the cost implications with regard to food, vaccinations, monthly de-fleaing, de-worming and vets bills (pet insurance is an option). Carefully consider whether you have the time required to successfully integrate the new pet into your household and the time to spend with your pet eg. walking, playing and training.

Equine Adoptions

  1. View the animals currently up for adoption by visiting our Adoption page here. You can also follow our Facebook page where we regularly post images and updates on the animals as they become ready for adoption.
  2. All adoptions are completed in person at our premises. This helps us assess your suitability and match you to the right selection of potential pets. This may be done be appointment only.
  3. An adoption application will then be completed in person.
  4. A home check is done to ensure that your home will be suitable for the animal.
  5. Once your application is approved and the animal is ready, the adopter can fetch their new equine/farm animal or the SPCA can transport for them at a pre-arranged time at a cost of R8.00 per kilometre (both ways).

(Please allow roughly 7 days for the adoption process to be completed)

PLEASE NOTE: All stallions and colts will be gelded prior to leaving the SPCA unless they are too young in which case an appointment will be made for castration at a later date.

Costs
Ponies/Donkeys: R1,500
Horses: R3,000 – This includes deworming, Flu vac, microchip and tetanus.

The home check
Once you’ve decided which equine you’d like to adopt, one of our pre-placement officers will visit your home. This ensures that your property is a suitable match for the animal concerned. We take into account:
• Other animals in the family.
• Children’s ages
• Level of experience to adopt
• no equine will be adopted out to a property where there is a stallion
• Size of property

The following are also considered as criteria for adoption
• You must be over 18 to adopt.
• Your property must be fully enclosed.
• There must be adequate shelter
• You must be able to afford a private vet and have transport to take the animal to the vet.

Farm Animal Adoptions

  1. View the animals currently up for adoption by visiting our Adoption page here. You can also follow our Facebook page where we regularly post images and updates on the animals as they become ready for adoption.
  2. All adoptions are completed in person at our premises. This helps us assess your suitability and match you to the right selection of potential pets.
  3. An adoption application will then be completed in person.
  4. A home check is done to ensure that your home will be suitable for the animal.
  5. Once your application is approved and the animal is ready the adopter can fetch their new equine/farm animal or the SPCA can transport for them at a pre-arranged time at a cost of R8.00 per kilometre (both ways)

(Please allow roughly 7 days for the adoption process to be completed)

Costs
Farm Animals: To be negotiated depending on animal type.

The home check
Once you’ve decided which animal you’d like to adopt, one of our pre-placement officers will visit your home. This ensures that your property is a suitable match for the animal concerned. We take into account:
• Other animals in the family.
• Children’s ages
• Level of experience of adopt
• Size of property

The following are also considered as criteria for adoption
• You must be over 18 to adopt.
• Your property must be fully enclosed.
• There must be adequate shelter
• You must be able to afford a private vet and have transport to take your animal to the vet.