Lottery Policy

A608259_thumb.JPGThere are times when more than one person wants to adopt the same animal.  In an effort to be as fair as possible, Animal Services has implemented the following lottery policy:
  • All interested persons who arrive at the shelter when it opens at 10:00 a.m. to adopt the same animal will be asked to complete an adoption questionnaire.
  • After the pool of potential adopters is determined, a lottery will be held and the selected adopter will be given the first right to adopt the animal of choice at that time.  All non-selected adopters will be able to adopt other available animals.
  • If you are a renter, you must bring in written documentation from your landlord that pets are permissible on the property.
  • If, during the course of the day, two or more persons arrive at the shelter at the same time to adopt the same animal, the above-stated lottery process will be followed.
  • If you have any other questions regarding the lottery process or animal adoptions, please call 925-335-8300.


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