Adopt! Don’t shop!
Did you know that more than 4 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the U.S. each year? Yet while these animals are put to death, seemingly for lack of a home, there are 22 million people who welcome a new pet into their home each year. Most people still do not get their animals from a shelter or rescue group. “By reaching a subset of the population uncertain about where they’ll obtain their next dog or cat and convincing them that an animal shelter is the best source, we can end the euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats in this country,” said Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States.
There are so many to choose from!
Dogs, cats, and kittens, rabbits, horses, Oh my! What a great way to find just the right pet for you! Take advantage of this opportunity to consider different breeds and different animals, all with their own unique personalities and character traits. Talk to the shelter and rescue representative who know them best and can help you find the best match. In an effort to help people make good choices when they adopt a dog or cat, many animal welfare agencies and rescue groups provide adoption counseling to help match you with the best animal for your family and your lifestyle.
The adoption process…
Complete a pre-adoption application. There is no obligation to adopt when filling out this application. It is a tool we use to help us determine the pet best suited for your household and lifestyle. Meet with an Adoption Counselor to go over the application and discuss the animal you are considering. If you have other pets in the household, they would be introduced to the pet you are considering at this point to assess compatibility. A vet check is done by our staff to confirm that all current and former pets are spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention. If you are renting, a landlord check is also required to confirm that pets are permitted and if there are any pet type/breed/size/weight restrictions. If everything looks like a great fit, the adoption is nearly complete! Our adoption counselors will schedule a home visit, at which time the adopted pet has the potential to stay with you if all goes well.
- Adoption Fees:
- Adult Cats (over 6 months) – $35
- Kittens (under 6 months) – $50
- Senior Cats (over 5 yrs) – $20
- Adult Dogs (over 6 months) – $150
- Puppies (under 6 months) – $200
- Senior Dogs (over 5 years) – $75
- Purebred Dogs (under 6 years) – $200