About Our Shelter...
What is it and why do we do it?
We "go the extra mile" to help assure that, when you adopt a pet from HSVB&IRC, you'll be making an informed choice. By matching an animal's personality to yours and your lifestyle, we're more likely to assure that you make the right adoption decision the first time.
We are using a program developed by the ASPCA. It is called "Meet Your Match." Currently, we evaluate dogs and cats before we make them available for adoption.
Also, we ask each prospective adopter to complete an Adopters' Survey which helps identify factors in their lifestyle which might guide their choice of animals. Then, we compare the findings to make a match.
Proudly, we have a very high adoption retention rate — a fact we credit to taking this extra step in the adoption process.
We want you to make a "SAFER" choice, too.
In addition to Meet Your Match, HSVB&IRC has implemented the ASPCA’s Meet Your Match SAFER™ (Safety Assessment For Evaluating & Rehoming) program - a tool for assessing the probability of future canine aggression. Ask us for more details.
Our Adoption Process...
1. Begin your selection online.
Here's where you can browse photos and profiles of some of the deserving animals we currently have available for adoption. More animals may be found at our Shelter,
2. Finalize your selection with a Shelter visit.
You must come to the Shelter to adopt. Animals cannot be "reserved" and all animals are subject to prior adoption.
3. Complete a Meet Your Match Adopter Survey.
Adopting a dog or cat? We take an extra step to ensure that you'll carry home an animal that is suited for you and your lifestyle. Read more...
SUGGESTION: To simplify your adoption process, download and complete an Adopter survey from our website before your Shelter visit.
4. Pay The Adoption Fee.
When you take your adopted animal home, you're set. We've already provided spay/neutering, vaccinations, medical care, microchipping, and much more. Learn what we do for dogs. ...for cats.
•Patron Pets $175
•Senior Patron Pets (5+ yrs) $100
•Puppies (4 months or less) $150
•Kittens (4 months or less) $100
•Senior Cats & Dogs (5+ yrs) $50
Adoption fees may vary from time to time and are subject to promotions, discounts, and increases.
5. Introduce Your Pet to His New Home.
Now, you're both happy!