Adoptions

A.D.O.P.T. is a temporary home to a number of dogs and cats waiting to find their perfect forever home. Please take a look at the dogs and cats currently being housed at our shelter.


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Dog Adoption Application (PDF)
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Adoption Process

We're so happy that you've come to A.D.O.P.T. in search of your new pet! Our facility is full of amazing animals ready to find their forever homes. Below is an outline of how our application process works:

  1. Visit our shelter during adoption hours to complete an application and meet our animals. (You may complete and submit an online application prior to your visit if you wish to speed up the process!)
  2. You will meet with an adoption counselor who will introduce you to our animals and answer any questions you might have. If you'd like to spend some one-on-one time with an animal, we have private "get acquainted" rooms so you can get to know your potential pet outside of their normal shelter environment.
  3. If you find a pet that you think would be a perfect fit for you (and your family), you can submit a request to adopt your new friend! Your adoption counselor will help determine if it's the best match for both you and your furry friend.
  4. Once approved, you can schedule a day/time to pick up your new family member!  Please note:  We do not do same-day adoptions.

A few things to note.

  • All members of the family must be present in order to adopt. We want to make sure it's a good fit for everyone!
  • If you are planning on adopting a dog and already have an existing dog, we ask that you bring him/her to the shelter to meet your potential new pet. This is not necessary for cats.
  • Fees:
    • Puppies 12 months and younger start at $300
    • Adult Dogs (over 12 months and younger than 7 years) start at $250
    • Special Breed/Special Mix dogs start at $300
    • Senior Dogs (7 years and older) start at $175
    • Kittens: $125 (2 kittens, $200)
    • Adult Cat: $100 (2 adult cats, $150)
    • Special Breed / Pure Bred Cat: $125 and up1
    • Senior Cats: $50
    • Special Needs Cats: $50 and up
  • The adoption fee includes a routine veterinarian examination, spay/neuter, microchip, current vaccinations, parasite testing/treatment, heartworm testing and preventative in dogs, and testing for feline leukemia and FIV in cats.
  • You must be 21 years or older to adopt. Please bring a valid form of I.D.

For questions about dogs, email: dogquestions@adoptpetshelter.org
For questions about cats, email: catquestions@adoptpetshelter.org

 

1 Specialty breeds are cats that appear to be a purebred or some kind of purebred mix. Because we rarely have papers on these animals, we cannot guarantee their purebred status which is why we refer to them as "specialty" breeds.

 

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