How to Adopt
There is almost no better feeling than adopting an animal and giving it a great home. There are some perceptions about animals in an animal shelter that simply aren’t true. Many of the animals at our shelter are perfectly good pets and are here through no fault of their own. Some may need a little time to adjust to their news homes but most settle in and become wonderful members of the family.
Adoptions are on a first come, first serve basis, and we cannot hold animals. Adoption fees are based on the age of the animal and range from $25 to $100. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, first set of vaccines (excluding rabies), microchip and 30 days of free pet insurance by 24Petwatch.
If you would like to adopt an animal the best way to do so is to come to the shelter and meet our available animals. Spend some time with animals that you think might be a good fit for your family. Once you have made a decision you must show us your ID or driver’s license (must be at least 18 to adopt) and fill out the paperwork, including an adoption contract, and pay the adoption fee. If the animal you have chosen is already altered then you can take the animal home that day. If not, your new animal may have to stay at the shelter an extra day or two so that it can get spayed or neutered and then it can go home with you. Unfortunately no animal can go home until they are spayed or neutered and there are no exceptions to this rule. You must be able to take the animal home when it is ready. We cannot hold animals after they have been adopted, mainly due to space restrictions.
Adopting truly is saving two lives, the animal you choose and the one that takes it's place. If you are looking for a particular kind of animal you can always check out our available animals below before coming to the shelter.
We do not offer exchanges or refunds on adoption fees. We hope this encourages people to really think about their decision and make a commitment to the animal they have chosen.
We have a few cats that are not suitable for regular adoption and who have no desire to be lap/house cats. These are working cats and are usually former street cats who are used to outdoor life, prefer minimal to no human contact, and who will happily tend to your mouse, chipmunk or other vermin problems for the small cost of a bowl of cat food and water set out daily and shelter in your garage, shed, warehouse or barn. These cats come spayed or neutered (so you never have to worry about endless litters of kittens), current rabies and FVRCP vaccination, microchipped and ear tipped. If you are interested in a working cat please contact Nicole Ortiz at 599-1098 or firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Working Cat Adoption Application.
|Prices are Subject to Change
|Puppies (under 6 months)||$100|
|Adult dogs (6 months to 6 years)||$80|
|Mature dogs (over 6 years)||$50|
|Kittens (under 6 months)||$70, 2 for the price of 1|
|Adult cats (6 months to 6 years)||$50|
|Mature cats (over 6 years)||$25|