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.
If you reside out of county, a veterinary referral is required, so please have your local vet's phone number available.
Adoption fees include: A physical performed by a local veterinarian that includes a fecal check for worms, spay or neuter surgery, a microchip for identification, and first round of shots for rabies, distemper and parvo, and a heartworm test for dogs. You will pick up your new buddy from the shelter the day of surgery.
Once you locate a companion, the following will occur: We require you to visit the shelter, meet the pet that you are interested in, be interviewed, fill out the adoption contract, and pay the adoption fees with cash, check or money order.
You will be asked a few questions about your history dealing with animals, your source of income to provide for the pet, and be required to thoroughly read and complete our contract. All applications will be considered, however, we reserve the right to refuse any adoption.
If you are planning to adopt from our shelter and reside out of state, you must visit the pet at the shelter and also be interviewed by a shelter employee. A veterinary referral is required, so please bring your local vet's phone number. Adoption process is same as above, so keep in mind that you will be required to pick up your new buddy from a local Newport veterinary after surgery.
And don't forget - cash or check only!
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.