About Us

Adopting A Friend

Adoption Fees:

Already Altered Cats and Kittens:

$35.00 Adoption fee (includes FVRCP vaccine, deworming, and microchip).

Not Yet Altered Cats and Kittens:

$35.00 Adoption fee (includes FVRCP vaccine, deworming, and microchip), plus $60.00 for neuter (males) or $75.00 for spay (females).

Already Altered Dogs and Puppies: 

$35.00 Adoption fee (includes DA2PP and Bordatella vaccines, deworming, and microchip), plus $12.00 for rabies vaccine voucher, and licensing fee (see fees below).

Not Yet Altered Dogs and Puppies:

$35.00 Adoption fee (includes DA2PP and Bordatella vaccines, deworming, and microchip), $15.00 for rabies vaccine, licensing fee (see below) plus one of the following for spay/neuter surgery:
$100.00 for males under 65 lbs,
$125.00 for males over 65 lbs or females under 65 lbs,
$150.00 for females over 65 lbs.

Licensing Fees for Dogs and Puppies (Over four months of age):

City of Livermore residents: $5.50
City of Pleasanton residents: $3.50
City of Dublin residents: $6.00
Unincorporated Alameda County residents: $6.00

Rabbits and Pocket Pets: $35.00 Adoption Fee

Other Policies and Procedures:

  • All dogs/puppies and cats/kittens must be altered before the pet can go home with you. If the pet that you adopt is not yet altered, we will schedule your new pet an appointment at the time of adoption, for it to be altered at the neighboring spay/neuter clinic. This means that not all pets adopted will get to go home the same day.
  • For prospective dog adoptions where there is already an existing dog in the home, there will need to be a mandatory dog introduction before we can proceed with the adoption. If you are adopting a dog, and have a cat at home, please make sure to mention this before proceeding with the adoption, so that we can perform a cat test with your prospective new dog.
  • We are not able to place holds on any pets.
  • While we do update our web listings frequently, if you see a pet online that you are interested in, it is recommended that you call the shelter to make sure that that pet is still available.
  • Payment methods that we accept are exact change cash, money order, or check with i.d. and current address imprinted on the check. We do not accept credit or debit cards, and cannot accept business checks or out of state checks. If you are paying by cash, we are not always able to make change.

Who We Are

The East County Animal Shelter receives and houses stray animals that are found within our jurisdiction (Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, and unincorporated areas of Alameda County). Our primary function is reuniting lost pets with their current owners, however adoptable pets that go unclaimed will be available for adoption to new homes. The shelter is operated by Alameda County Animal Control, which provides animal control field services for the city of Dublin, and all unincorporated parts of Alameda County. If you have found a lost pet, the telephone number for our field services dispatch is 510-667-7763.

Please note: We do not post pets as available for adoption until their stray hold period has ended. Because of this, there are always more pets available for viewing at the shelter than are currently listed online. All pets listed online have fulfilled their legal stray hold and are now available for adoption.

Come Visit Us

All adoptions take place in person at the East County Animal Shelter. Our address is 4595 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA 94568. Our phone number is 925-803-7040. We are open seven days a week (excluding county holidays) from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. We stop doing adoption paperwork for the day at 5:15 pm. Please arrive early enough to give yourself time to get acquainted with your prospective new pet before we can begin the adoption paperwork.


Available Animals

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