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.
Wolf Trap Animal Rescue’s primary mission is to support a life-saving foster, transport, and adoption program which was developed in order to rescue young animals in danger of being euthanized in Mississippi from overpopulation. The transports help relieve the shelters from overcrowding, thus allowing additional time and resources to be spent on the older, less adoptable residents of the shelter that would otherwise be euthanized. Rescued animals are transported by volunteers of Wolf Trap Animal Rescue, where pets reside in foster homes until they find their forever home through on-site adoption events located at designated PetSmart Charities® and Unleashed by PETCO locations.
What time? The adoption event is from 12-4pm. Plan to arrive as early as 11am so you can put your name on the list!
What do I need to bring? Please complete the adoption application prior to the adoption event by clicking here. You will still need to arrive and check in with a valid ID at the event in order to verify your adoption application. Adoptions will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis in order of check-in. If you are unable to submit an adoption application prior to an event, you can submit an application on-site. All applications must be approved prior to getting on the adoption list. **BE SURE TO HAVE A WAY TO ACCESS YOUR EMAIL USED FOR THE ONLINE ADOPTION APPLICATION VIA ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR EMAIL CONFIRMATION ON-SITE**
What are the requirements to adopt a puppy? There are no situational requirements other than that your current pet/pets need to be up-to date on their vaccinations, as well as spay/neutered. This demonstrates responsible pet ownership.
Do you require home visits? No, we screen potential adopters by veterinary references. If you do not have a veterinary reference that we can call and verify, you will be required to schedule a follow-up home visit with our veterinarian, Dr. Amber Burton. There, she will inspect the premises and provide information regarding the health and behavior of your new pet, as well as discuss the responsibilities of new puppy/pet ownership in order to help set you and your new companion up for success. If you have a Veterinarian, we will call them to verify.
How can I see pictures of the puppies available? You can view them on our website, as well as our Instagram and facebook.
Can I bring my current dog with me to see if they get along? You can, however it is strongly discouraged. An adoption event can be very stressful for both your dog as well as the puppy. This situation is not ideal, nor does it demonstrate accurate behavior responses that otherwise one might see in a calm setting.
How much is the adoption fee? The current adoption fee for dogs/puppies is $425 cash, or $435 credit. The adoption fee for cats/kittens is $175 cash, $185 credit. This fee covers the cost of spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, deworming, flea/tick control, transport, food, and foster supplies.
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.