ADOPTING A PET
We are thrilled you want to adopt a pet from a shelter. You
are welcome to come in and spend time with adoptable animals, and even bring
your own vaccinated pet with you to see how it gets along with an animal you
are considering adopting. A few things to consider:
Have you researched what kind and breed of
animal you are considering?
What activity level do you want in a pet? Some
breeds are very active.
A pet can live many years, and adopting is a
long term commitment.
The shelter tries to assess health and
temperament, and provides some vaccinations, but cannot guarantee
temperament or health.
State law requires all dogs and cats adopted
from shelters get spayed and neutered. Adopted animals that are not spayed
or neutered prior to adoption are returned to the shelter to have surgery,
which is included in the adoption fee. Some adopters choose to have it done
at their own vet at their expense.
The shelter files charges against those who
fail to have the adopted animal spayed/neutered as agreed to in the adoption
Steps to Adopting:
View Adoptable Animals.
Come to the shelter and spend time with
Fill out the Adoption Application.
Once approved, sign the Adoption Contract
and schedule the spay/neuter surgery.
A fence check may be required for some animals
prior to adoption approval.
If you rent, a landlord letter is required
before adoption approval.
Pay the adoption fee, which is $60 for dogs &
cats under 7 years and $35 for senior pets 7 years and older.
Provide a safe, loving home.
Heartworm testing is only done by request and
is $8 per animal and nonrefundable.
Microchipping is available for an additional