Adoption fees for all animals are $80 (payable in exact cash or check only). This includes your new pet’s spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm or FIV/FeLV testing, heartworm treatment (if heartworm positive) and a HomeAgain microchip. Please note, the adoption fee does not include any additional vaccinations your pet may need.
Adoptions must be done in person at the Germantown Animal Shelter. Please allot twenty minutes to complete the adoption process. All potential adopters will be required to complete an adoption application (which can be filled out here). Please be prepared with either proof of home ownership/rental agreement and a veterinary reference or records. If you do not have your current pet’s record, we can contact your veterinary clinic directly.
The Germantown Animal Shelter is a first come first serve facility for adoptions. Animals may be placed on a 24 hour hold after step #4 is completed.
Here’s how the process of adopting an animal from the shelter works:
1.) Any potential adopter must physically meet with the animal they want to adopt.
2.) All family members in the home must meet the animal or be aware that the potential adopter is wanting to adopt an animal.
3.) For all dog adoptions, meet and greets are required if there are other dogs living in the household or are frequent visitors.
4.) The potential adopter must complete the Adoption Questionnaire form and have the form approved by shelter staff.
5.) The adopter will then sign and go over the adoption contract in detail with staff.