Adoption Process

Contact Us to View Animals Ready For Adoption

How To Adopt

Are you looking for a furry family member to complete your home? Look no further! The JSPCA has a huge offering of wonderful, loving pets desperately waiting for their forever home. Simply follow these steps:

Step 1

View Our Pets

View our pets available for adoption on our Facebook page or just come in and visit. If you spot a pet that steals your heart, please contact or (011) 681 3600.

Step 2

Visit Our Kennels

Visit our kennels at 5 Benray Road, Johannesburg to see all our beautiful cats and dogs that are up for adoption.

Step 3

Spend Time With The Animals

Spend time with your shortlisted pets in our special meet and greet area, which will enable you to familiarise yourself and your children with your potential new family member prior to making the final adoption decision. Our trained advisors will help you to choose a pet suitable to your unique family and lifestyle.

Step 4

Complete Required Forms

Complete the adoption application form and pay the R500 deposit fee for the pre-home check. Submit a copy of your ID and proof of residence.

Step 5

Home Check

Within the following week our inspectors do a home check to ensure your property is suitable for a pet. This includes checking whether your pet will have adequate space to run around, and whether the fence is sufficient to prevent your pet from straying.

Step 6

Medical Tests

Once the inspection is completed and you are approved, we sterilize, vaccinate, deworm and microchip your pet to ensure you live happily ever after!

Step 7

Pay For Veterinary Services

We let you know once your new family member is ready for collection. You pay the balance (for the above veterinary services) and sign the adoption contract.

Step 8

Take him/her home

Take your new furry family member to their forever home!

Did You Know?

  • ​During their stay in kennels, we take our animals for walks, let them out to play in exercise runs and give them enrichment toys to keep them stimulated.
  • No SPCA “sells” pets. The adoption fee is simply to cover part of the veterinary expenses to get your furry friend adoption ready. The total adoption fee for dogs is R900 and for cats R750. (This is only a fraction of what your vet will charge you for these veterinary procedures!)
  • For more information or for queries relating to adoptions, please email

Contact Us

Still confused? Send us an email and we’ll gladly explain the process to you or answer any questions you have about the adoption process.