Giving the Gift of a Home

Giving the Gift of a Home

Santa Cruz SPCA’s Longest-Term Shelter Animals

Home Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comAt the Santa Cruz SPCA, homeless animals are given safe harbor until the day they meet their adoptive match. In most cases, this takes just days or weeks, but in others, it can take months and even years. Because of the home-like shelter environment and many dedicated volunteers at the SCSPCA, the longer-term shelter animals are nurtured, enriched, and socialized during their extended stay with no pressure of a time limit. However, nothing beats a real home, especially in time for the holidays!

That is why the Santa Cruz SPCA is amidst their 2nd annual Home for the Holidays Challenge, beginning October 31 and ending on December 31. During this nine-week period, nine of the longest-term shelter pets will be introduced to the public through the SCSPCA’s Facebook and Instagram accounts on a weekly basis through bios, photos, and videos. The public is challenged to share these social media posts and spread the word far and wide. Their story only has to reach one special set of eyes!

Home Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comAdoption fees will be waived for each of the selected animals, and the adoption will include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and registration, and a certificate for a free veterinary visit. Also, a trial foster period will be available for each of the featured animals.

Each of these animals has so much companionship and love to give — someone is really missing out! For instance, Nacho, a six-year-old Corgi/Cattle Dog, was surrendered to the Santa Cruz SPCA when his owner was forced to move into a small apartment that didn’t allow dogs. Nacho has now been at the shelter for eight months because he doesn’t do well with other dogs and is afraid of children. In every other way, Nacho is a super loving and affectionate guy who needs a special home. We hope that his story will land in front of the right set of eyes through this marketing push!

Home Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comIf you’d like to take part in the Home for the Holidays Challenge, make sure to follow us on Facebook ( and Instagram (@SantaCruzSPCA), watch for the weekly posts, and please share and re-gram away!

If you would like to help, you can make a tax-deductible donation via the Santa Cruz SPCA website, by mail to PO Box 3800 Santa Cruz, CA 95063 or by phone at (831) 465-5000.

The Santa Cruz SPCA is a private, nonprofit organization, which receives no federal, state, or local government funding, and relies solely on generous donations from the public. The main shelter is located at 2685 Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The SPCA Adoption Center and Gift Shop, located in the Capitola Mall (near Target), is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Further information can be obtained at 831-465-5000 or via the SPCA website at

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