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 for a month so you can be notified if 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 Rabbit Adoption Application

Click here for a Guinea Pig-Rat-Mouse Adoption Application

During COVID-19 the shelter is not open for general walk-thru traffic.  We are doing adoptions – virtually!!

The adoption process:

  1. If you see an animal on our website that interests you, please complete an application and put that animal’s name in the field that asks “who you are interested in?”
  2. Staff will go through the applications submitted and call back the ones that seem the best match.  Next step is a Facetime/Zoom date!  and a chance to ask questions and get more information on that particular animal.
  3. If it seems like a good match you will be emailed the paperwork to read over, sign and send back.
  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. You will then be called for payment, have another chance to go over information and schedule the pick-up.
  6. If you already have a dog and are looking to adopt another, at the time of pick-up 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.  Everyone will need to wear a face mask and maintain 6′ of distance from our staff.
  7. We know that sometimes the in-person meeting doesn’t live up to expectations so if that’s the case, no problem!  We can cancel the adoption and issue a refund, so no pressure.
  8. If you are adopting a cat or small animal we will have them in a travel box ready to go at your scheduled time.  Call from the parking lot and we will bring your new pet out to your car!  Again, if for any reason the animal does not work out for you, please call right away so we can give you some tips to hopefully resolve the difficulty, but you have a two-week money-back period to return the animal (by appointment, please) if it’s truly not a good fit.


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: Rabbits:
  • 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
  • RHDV vaccine – new!
  • Spaying or neutering
  • Microchipping
  • Cardboard carrier