So you’ve thought about it and feel like you’re ready?
Come to the shelter or one of our offsite events to meet some of our adoptable animals.
Keep an open mind! You never know when you’ll be stricken with love at first sight!
We welcome you to come by our facility to check out our babies that are available for adoption.
Our Shelter staff can help you find the perfect pet for your lifestyle.
Looking for a fellow couch potato? How about an early morning running partner? Maybe a snuggle buddy? Ask staff to point out some likely candidates.
Once you find someone you’re interested in, the shelter staff can help you get acquainted with your new friend. Bring in the family (even the four legged members) to meet your prospective pet.
Once you’ve made a decision, we can begin the process to make your new friend and permanent member of the family!
The adoption fee for dogs and cats is $75.
This includes a distemper combo vaccination, rabies vaccination, and spay/neuter.
You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt.
Pet ownership involves a commitment to caring for an animal for 10 – 20 years or more, depending on the age and species of animal you select. We suggest you consider all the impacts of such a commitment on you and your family prior to adopting a pet. It is helpful to consider your current and future lifestyle when deciding which type of pet, if any, is right for you and your family. Take into consideration the following:
- Why do you want a pet? It’s amazing how many people do not think about the answer to this simple question before they adopt. Adopting a pet just because it’s “the thing to do” or because the kids want a puppy usually ends up being a big mistake. Don’t forget that pets may be with you 10, 15, even 20 years.
- Do you have time for a pet? Dogs, cats, and other animal companions cannot be ignored just because you’re tired or busy. They require food, water, exercise, care, and companionship every day of every year. Many animals in the shelter are there because their owners didn’t realize how much time it took to care for them.
- Can you afford a pet? The costs of pet ownership can be more than most people realize. Training classes, veterinary care, grooming, toys, food, kitty litter, and other expenses add up quickly.
- Can you have a pet where you live? Many rentals don’t allow pets, and the rest have restrictions. Make sure you know about any restrictions before you bring a companion animal home.
- Are your living arrangements suitable for the animal you have in mind? Animal size is not the only variable to think about here. For example, some small dogs such as terriers are very active-they require a great deal of exercise, and they often bark at any noise. On the other hand, some big dogs are laid back and quite content to lounge on the couch all day. Before adopting a pet, do some research. That way, you’ll ensure you choose an animal that will fit into your lifestyle and your living arrangements.
- Do you know who will care for your pet while you’re away on vacation? You’ll need either reliable friends and neighbors or money to pay for a boarding kennel or pet-sitting service.
- Finally, are you prepared to keep and care for the pet for his or her entire lifetime? When you adopt a pet, you are making a commitment to care for the animal for his or her lifetime.