How To Adopt

Read about the pet adoption process and our adoption fees.

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Pet Adoption Process

We do not adopt on a first-come-first-serve basis, but rather by the best match between pet and family, although we will factor in the order of applications if there are equally good matches.

We want to be sure that we are placing pets in homes where everyone involved in the adoption will be happy. That includes:

Steps Toward Adoption


Submit Adoption Application

Fill out our adoption application. This allows us to get to know you better. We'll find out what you're looking for in your new companion so we can be sure we are introducing you to the pets in our care who fit the bill. Think of us as your match makers!


Volunteers Process Your Application

Volunteers will begin to process your application by calling your vet reference (if applicable), your personal references, and by confirming homeownership or calling your landlord. Please let all of your references know that we will be calling.


Schedule Your Visit

After reviewing your application, we'll reach out to you to schedule your visit to our shelter. Our schedule is pretty flexible! You'll meet with our adoptable pets and get to know them better.


Home Visit/Pick Up

We will schedule a home visit or a pick up time. Home visits are done on a case-by-case basis depending on what is best for the pet you are adopting.

Cat & Dog

Adoption Fees

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Dog Adoption Fees

Adult Dogs: $450
Senior Dogs: $250

Cat Adoption Fees

Cats under 6 months: $250
Cats 6 months-1 year: $200
Cats 1 year and older: $175
There is a discounted adoption fee for senior cats.

Pet Adoption Fees Explained

All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption and current on appropriate vaccinations (rabies, distemper and bordatella for dogs and rabies and distemper for cats). Dogs are microchipped, heartworm tested, dewormed and on preventatives while in our care. Cats are feline leukemia and feline HIV tested and dewormed.

The adoption fee for dogs also helps to cover the cost of any extra vetting, boarding and/or transport incurred in each dog’s rescue. On the rare occasions when a dog comes to us already altered and/or vaccinated, those fees help save lives by funding the vetting for other animals which may require heartworm treatment, dental work or other treatments which exceed the regular adoption fees.

If you are unable to afford the adoption fees, please keep in mind that a dog or a cat is a lifetime commitment and they will require vaccines annually throughout their lifetime, annual heartworm testing (dogs), monthly preventatives for heartworm, flea and tick, treatment for any injuries or illnesses that arise, quality food and misc. costs depending on the animal (pet care while on vacation, grooming, doggy day care, etc.). While we would love to see each dog and cat in a loving home, we do want to ensure that it is a forever home that is totally committed to each animal’s care.

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