The Lodi Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets to adopt. All are in need of a loving home. If you are thinking about adding a new pet to your family, please consider one of our animals. We have friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers who can help you choose a pet to best fit in with your needs and lifestyle.
All dogs/ puppies will be spay/ neutered, current on vaccinations, Heartworm tested, given preventative care- flea/ tick & deworming treatments, microchipped, and be licensed with the City if you live within City Limits of Lodi.
All cats/ kittens will be spay/ neutered, current on vaccinations, Felv/ Fiv tested, given preventative care- flea/ tick & deworming treatments, microchipped, and be licensed with the City if you live within City Limits of Lodi.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have current and verifiable identification
- Live where pets are allowed
Barn Cat Program
Lodi Animal Shelter receives numerous cats which are brought in who cannot live as house pets. These cats are mostly feral or semi-feral cats that cannot acclimate to an indoor environment but can live outdoors comfortably. They still need to be provided with shelter, dry food, and water.
These cats help control various animals, including:
Read more about the Barn Cat Program (PDF).
What to Expect When Adopting
The decision to own a pet is a big one, be sure to:
Think before buying or adopting and be ready to honor that commitment for the life of your pet.
Choose your pet wisely and avoid picking a pet on impulse. Take some time to find out about the needs and habits of different breeds and species.
Know your responsibilities including licensing, vaccination and leash laws. It is your responsibility to obey these laws. For more information, view Title 6 City of Lodi Animal Ordinances.
Prepare for your pet’s arrival. Remove poisons, sharp objects, objects that can be swallowed and any valuable items from your pet’s living area.
Expect a period of adjustment - even the most well-behaved pet can take time to adjust to their new surroundings and family. Pets respond to a loving environment and generally want to please their new family. It takes commitment, effort, and patience to correct bad habits.
Take good care of your pet. Choose food that is nutritionally complete for your pet and do not rely on "people food" or table scraps. Make sure your pet has plenty of clean, fresh water and clean bedding. Regular grooming, daily exercise, and annual medical attention are also critical to the well being of your pet.