Adoption Program Manager Whitney Drake oversees a contactless adoption.

In order to continue to help find loving homes for pets in need Blue Ridge Humane is excited to resume adoptions with new procedures that will ensure a safe and contact-free adoption process. “Our goal is, as always, is to ensure the highest quality adoption counseling experience possible while continuing to follow CDC guidelines to protect our customers and staff.” says Executive Director Angela Prodrick.  “We feel confident that our new procedures will help us to reach both these goals as we move forward with our lifesaving work during this pandemic.”

All animals currently available for adoption will be listed on www.blueridgehumane.org/adopt. Due to current staffing and operation procedures the public may expect to see fewer available animals at this time. If an adopter is looking for a certain age or type and doesn’t see it listed (for example: looking for a kitten), they are encouraged to fill out the Animal Request Form and our staff will reach out when a match is available.

After finding an animal they are interested in, the adopter can fill out the application form and BRHS staff will be in touch to provide adoption counseling, including information about the animal, current or needed treatments, tips, and more, as well as to set up a contact-free or virtual Meet and Greet.  Cats, kittens and puppies in foster homes will only be available for a virtual Meet and Greets. Adult dogs will have a contactless Meet and Greet on site at the Adoption Center in Edneyville by appointment only.

Adoptions will be finalized digitally as well before pick-up is arranged. All adopters will be required to pay adoption fees with debit or credit only.  Adoption Delivery may be available for Henderson County residents only if an adoption is confirmed and the animal is currently housed as the Adoption Center (not in foster care).

Note: Potential adopters will be asked not to come to the Adoption Center if they have experienced any coronavirus symptoms and will be asked to adhere to best hygiene practices. We are not accepting walk-up adoptions or visits at this time due to the safety precautions we are taking in response to COVID-19. All staff at the Adoption Center will practice social distancing, hand hygiene and will wear a mask. Potential adopters are encouraged to do the same.

Review the entire procedure below and reach out to help@blueridgehumane.org with questions!

Digital and Contactless Adoption Procedure:

  1. Check out the available animals online and find that special one!
  2. Fill out the online application.
  3. Our staff will reach out soon during our current regular business hours of 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday to provide adoption counseling and information about the animal, as well more details about our current adoption procedure.
  4. A Meet and Greet may be scheduled for you virtually or contact-free at our Adoption Center (these are only by appointment and following application and adoption counseling). Cats, kittens and puppies in foster will only be available for a virtual Meet and Greets. Adult dogs will have a contactless Meet and Greet on site by appointment.
    Note: Potential adopters will be asked not to come to the Adoption Center if they have experienced any coronavirus symptoms and will be asked to adhere to best hygiene practices. We are not accepting walk-up adoptions or visits at this time due to the safety precautions we are taking in response to COVID-19. All staff at the adoption center will practice social distancing, hand hygiene and will wear a mask. Potential adopters are encouraged to do the same.
  5. Pickup will be arranged and all details shared for a contactless encounter.
  6. Adoption Delivery may be available for Henderson County Residents only if an adoption is confirmed and the animal is currently housed as the Adoption Center (not in foster care).
  7. All adoptions will be processed with credit or debit only.
  8. Have questions? Send us a message or email help@blueridgehumane.org!

 

Updated 5/19/2020 with revised business hours of Tuesday-Saturday.