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.
The first step in the adoption process is to complete an adoption application.
Once the application is received, you will be assigned to one of our Helpline volunteers who will assist you throughout this process. We then check the applicants‘ references. In the case of dogs we arrange to visit your home and have a "meet and greet" with your family members (including the four legged ones) to make sure that the new pet is a good match for your entire family.
We also provide follow-up training and you will have access to some of the area’s best trainers to help the pet’s transition.
How much does it cost to adopt and what’s included?
Cats: $75 or $125/pair
Kittens: $125 or $200/pair
All pets are vaccinated, neutered and treated for internal and external parasites. Dogs are tested for Lyme and Heartworm and cats are tested for FeLV and FIV. All dogs come with a free 8-week basic obedience course and free phone consultations with our trainers.
*What is the process if I want to adopt a dog who is living in their original home?
We often help when families rehome their dogs to avoid the dog entering a shelter.
This is much better for the dog and it also helps keep the burden off of overcrowded shelters. During this process we give the original owner the option of being as involved as they wish throughout the process.
In some cases this may cause the adoption process to take a bit longer but we have found that this is the best process for us as we strive to find not only the best dog for you but also the best home for the dog.
Email us at Helpline@ourcompanions.org or call us at (860) 242-9999.
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.