How to Adopt
Adopting from Us
Thank you for considering adopting one of our wonderful cats or dogs. This is a big decision, but one that will bring joy to your home for years to come. Some animals will walk into their new homes as if they have always been there, while others will have some settling-in issues and require love and patience.
Here is a quick overview of what you can expect as you move towards adoption.
- Complete the application form. We need to learn about you and your family. You will need to download the application form, print it and fill it out. It can be returned to the shelter in person or by mailing it to the address below.
- Come talk to us. We want to make sure the dog or cat are really the best fit for you, your family and your lifestyle.
- We will check your references. Our first concern is always the safety and well-being of any animals in our care. We will call the references you list to make sure that the dog or cat is going to a great forever home. Also, please note that you must be at least 21 years old to adopt a dog, and at least 18 years old (with a parent’s signature if under 21) to adopt a cat.
- Take your new friend home! When everything checks out, you can come in to pay the adoption fee and take the dog or cat home. This is the best part of our job, and we hope to make it a wonderful day for you and your family.
Why do we charge a fee to adopt? Fees for adoption go to offset the costs of caring for the dogs and cats in our charge. We are a non-profit organization, and the majority of our funding comes from donations.
Fees (effective January 2022)
Kitten (9 months or less): $175
Senior (12 years or more): $50
Puppy (9 months or less): $400
Senior (10 years or more): $150
Your New Cat
What to expect when you bring your new cat home.
Your New Dog
What to expect when you bring your new dog home.
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