A.D.O.P.T.'s mission shall be to improve the quality of life of animals and to place them into loving and permanent homes through rescue, extraordinary and compassionate care and humane education.
A.D.O.P.T. envisions a community where every pet has a permanent and loving home, every companion animal is spayed or neutered, and all pets are treated with respect and compassion.
A.D.O.P.T. accepts animals that are adoptable or treatable. Intake consideration is based on space and inventory mix. A.D.O.P.T. accepts animals primarily from the local community with additional support to rescue efforts outside our local area when deemed appropriate.
A.D.O.P.T. is committed to treating each and every client in a respectful and professional manner in order to ensure that they have a positive experience, making every effort to exceed their expectations.
A.D.O.P.T. will make every reasonable effort to accept adoptable or treatable animals back into our program.
A.D.O.P.T. is committed to managing our financial resources responsibly and diligently by utilizing sound business practices.
A.D.O.P.T. will make a sincere effort to match each animal with a suitable, loving and permanent home.
A.D.O.P.T. is committed to creating and maintaining a positive and professional image in our community by acting as a responsible advocate for those animals we represent.
QUALITY OF LIFE
A.D.O.P.T. is a "no-kill" shelter. A.D.O.P.T. will provide a level of care that is consistent with what is found in a loving home environment. Exceptions may be made for animals irreparably suffering due to injury or illness or animals with extreme behavior issues. A.D.O.P.T. is also committed to assisting special needs animals through its Wilbur Fund, for medical needs, and Rusty Fund, for behavioral needs.
A.D.O.P.T. recognizes the value of each employee, volunteer, and partner contributing to the professional and humane treatment of animals in an atmosphere built on trust and respect for one another.
A.D.O.P.T. is committed to keeping current on animal welfare practices and educating the community on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare issues.