What is your adoption process?
Step 1: Browse
- We offer adoptions on a first-come-first-served basis, which means no appointment is needed!
- Check out our available animals online or in person at our Adoption Center during operating hours. Our website is always updated with animals who are ready for adoption.
Step 2: Meet
- Come into our Adoption Center, meet the animal you are interested in, and spend some time getting to know each other!
- Our Adoption Counselors will help you navigate any questions and help you with your decision process.
- If an animal is listed in a foster home, contact us so that we can schedule a meet and greet with the foster caregiver.
Step 3: Bring home your new best friend!
- Our Adoption Counselors will help you finalize the adoption process, answer any questions, and give you the information you’ll need to successfully transition your new pet into your home.
- Your new pet can go home with you the same day! We will send you a starter kit of things you might need, including food, an ID tag, favorite toys, a collar, a microchip, spay/neuter, and up-to-date vaccines.
Step 4: Stay in touch
- Our journey together doesn’t end with adoptions. It’s only just the beginning! We are here to help you throughout your pet’s life! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out. You can also take advantage of our Pet Care & Training Resouces!
- We welcome you to share your Happy Tail or make a difference in the lives of animals still waiting for new homes by volunteering or donating.
Where can I find a list of your available animals?
- Our website is always up to date. Once an animal is adopted, they are removed. As soon as an animal becomes available, it is added.
- If you are not finding what you want, consider adopting from our Pet Re-Homing Listing. Please contact the owners directly to schedule a time to chat about your possible new furry family member!
- If you are looking for a specific breed or type of animal, fill out our Pet Request Form. We will do our best to notify you if your request becomes available.
When can I visit your Adoption Center?
We offer adoptions on a first-come-first-served basis, which means no appointment is needed!
Our Adoption Center is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. We are Closed for lunch daily from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
What are your adoption fees?
- Puppies (younger than 6 months old) – $200
- Adult Dogs (less than 30 pounds) – $200
- Adult Dogs (over 30 pounds) – $100
- Kittens (younger than 6 months old) – $75
- Adult Cats (older than 6 months old) – $40
- Cats are always ‘adopt one, get one” meaning you can bring a second cat home for no additional adoption fee!
- Small Critters (Birds, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Reptiles, etc.) – $20
Adoption Fee Discounts Available
- Two-Week Discount: Animals that have been waiting at the adoption center for over two weeks have a discounted adoption fee as low as $5 and up to $50.
- Seniors for Seniors: Waived adoption fees for senior citizens aged 65 years or older who adopt a pet aged 7 years or older.
- Veteran Discount: Waived adoption fees for veterans with proof of service.
- Check our social media accounts for occasional special events and adoption promotions!
What is included in the adoption fee?
- Spay or neuter surgery
- Age-appropriate vaccinations
- Free exam by a participating veterinarian
- Heartworm test (dogs over 6 months)
- Current heartworm preventative
- Feline leukemia and FIV test (cats and kittens)
- One month of pet insurance offered by PetFirst
- Starter bag of food
- On-call training advice from our Behavior & Training Manager
- Digital adoption resources (printed items available)
How old do I need to be to adopt?
18 years old
Do you take cash, check, or credit card?
Credit or Debit is preferred, but we can take cash if necessary. We do not accept bills over $50
Can my current animal meet the animal that I am interested in adopting?
Our staff is available to help facilitate meet and greets with current dogs in the home. Some dogs may require a meet and greet. This is indicated on each animal’s individual profile. Our staff will happily help introduce them to ensure it is a great fit.
What do I need in order to bring my new pet home?
- All animals are required to have an ID tag when going home. We can provide one for you for $8, or you can bring your own (include your name, address, and phone number).
- All cats must have a breakaway or training collar when going home. You can purchase one at the time of adoption for $3.50.
- A carrier is required to take home your new cat. Dogs require a collar and leash to go home. Collars and leashes are available for purchase if needed.
Can you hold an animal until I get there?
Since we operate on a first-come, first-served basis, we cannot hold animals for potential adopters.
Can I return an animal if it is not working out?
We are happy to assist all of our adopters to help them transition a pet into their new home. What can we do to help?
However, we understand that circumstances vary, and there might be a need to find a home for different reasons. You can reach us with questions and help at email@example.com.
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