Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We are open for adoptions and visiting on Weds from 5:30-7:30pm and Saturdays from 10am - 4pm.
Potential adopters meet with a trained counselor who knows the personalities of the pets. If there is a good match between a pet and a person/family, the person completes an adoption application. We may need to call a vet to verify the health and sterilization of any current pets in the home; we may need to speak with a landlord to obtain consent to bring a pet into rental property; and we may need to inspect the home to ensure the adequacy of fencing and general home environment. We reserve the right to drop in unannounced to check on the pet at any time after the adoption.
We strongly recommend fenced yards for dogs (unless the dog is a toy breed who will be walked 3 times a day). We do NOT allow dogs to be left outside alone all the time. No dog may be chained up, left on a runner, or kept in a small enclosure. Dogs should be part of the family and in the home with the people they love. We do not allow tail docking, ear cropping, or de-barking for any reasons. Anyone wanting to adopt a pit-type breed will have a home visit as a mandatory requirement and must be at least 25 years old.
Cats must be indoors only. We do NOT permit declawing for any reason as this is an inhumane mutilation. We occassionally have cats surrendered who have been declawed for those people who insist on this antiquated procedure.
Existing pets in a household must be sterilized already, current on vaccinations; dogs must be on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives; cats must have a negative test for feline leukemia and FIV.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.