Adoption Process

Matchmaking – is what it’s all about

We’re committed to helping you find the right animal for your home and lifestyle.  If we don’t have what you are looking for currently – we’ll hold your profile in our “want” file so you can be notified when an appropriate animal comes up for adoption.  Happy adopters are our best advertisers!

Click here for a Dog Adoption Application

Click here for a Cat Adoption Application

Click here for a Small Animal Adoption Application

The first step in adopting an animal is making a trip to the shelter. Although you can see many of our available animals online, you might want to visit the shelter personally since this site is not 100% current.

The adoption process:

  1. So that you’re not asked the same questions by each person assisting you, we ask you to fill out a short profile. This information will help us find you the perfect animal for your family and lifestyle.
  2. Spend time with the animal! Make sure that the entire family feels comfortable with the one that you have selected.
  3. If you already have a dog and are looking to adopt another, you will be asked to bring in your dog so they can have a “date.”  That way there’s no surprises when you get home. We have a big fenced-in area next to the shelter where the dogs can interact.  We also ask that all the members that will live with the new dog come in to meet him.  We can put a 24 hour “hold” on your selected animal in order to accomplish this.
  4. Renters will have their landlords called to verify that the animal selected will be allowed.  No sense getting a new pet only to be evicted!
  5. Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork – please note that adoptions stop 1/2 hour before we close so we have ample time to go over all the information and answer your questions.


Adoption Fees:

Dogs & Cats $100
Senior Pets $45
Training Fee (all pups and certain dogs) $95
Adopt a pair (to same home) second is 1/2 price
Rabbits $40
Call for other animals


Adopted animals receive the following services before they reach their new home:

Cats: Dogs:
  • FVRCP vaccine
  • Rabies (if over 4 months old)
  • Deworming
  • Feline leukemia/FIV testing
  • Spaying or neutering
  • Microchipping
  • Safety collar
  • Cat carrier
  • Free health exam
  • Free bag of food
  • DHPP vaccine
  • Bordatella vaccine (kennel cough)
  • Rabies (if over 4 months old)
  • Deworming
  • Heartworm test
  • Spaying or neutering
  • Microchipping
  • Collar and leash
  • Free health exam
  • Free bag of food