If you can't adopt me, would you consider sponsoring me?
I would do best in a quiet home with no other animals!
All of our adoptable animals’ behavioral and medical health has been carefully screened by our experienced vet team as well as our employees and with input from our volunteers who all work daily hands on with our animals. Our investment in our animals includes learning as much about their personalities so that we can help you find the perfect match for your home and lifestyle.
Please check our website for updates- our pet profiles are updated multiple times daily. If the pet is NO LONGER on our site he/she has been adopted. Make sure you click on each pets' photo to confirm when they are available or to see if our shelter is running any ADOPTION SPECIALS OR DISCOUNTS. Our shelter periodically runs adoption specials to promote adoptions during certain times of the year or as a way to promote national shelter adoption events!
Please note: We DO NOT hold, take deposits or reserve animals for ANY reason and do NOT allow gift or surprise adoptions –Our shelter is happy to have an open adoption philosophy - where we work with our potential adopters to make the adoption process pleasant & successful. We do not have invasive adoption requirements - such as home inspections, reference & background checks, take deposits, or promise to contact you AFTER you've met & bonded with a pet (our pets are ready to go home same day as long as their medical care is complete) as many shelters/rescues do. We believe our adopters have the best intentions when adopting a pet from our shelter. So, if you feel you will be a good home to an animal & that the animal will be valued by you & your family, then we want you to adopt from us!
WE DO RESPECTFULLY REQUIRE potential adopters:
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR FAMILY, YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR PET/S & OUR PETS
Please note - our staff have been through countless training & behavior courses as well as temperament testing classes. We may pick up on behaviors upon introduction that indicate a specific pet/s in our shelter may not be a good fit for your family &/or resident dog/s. It is NOT uncommon to have potential adopters visit the shelter on more than one occasion before finding the perfect match. We DO receive puppies/dogs on a weekly basis...so if you don't find a match your 1st visit - don't be discouraged - we're sure you'll find that ideal match another time! So PLEASE RESPECT our staff & the difficult job we have - to help YOUR FAMILY make the best match possible & do what is in the BEST interest of OUR shelters' animals & your family/pets as well including following our shelters protocols set forth by our Board of Directors. WE SINCERELY FEEL- There is nothing more disappointing to YOUR FAMILY, to OUR STAFF & VOLUNTEERS & to the ANIMALS if an adoption does NOT work out & the pet is returned.
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Payment accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, ATM/debit cards. We DO NOT take checks or American Express.
Information and Details for Cat and Kitten adoptions
Kittens 8 weeks - 12 weeks $275 cash or $283.25 credit/debit
Kittens 12 weeks - 6 months $250 cash or $257.50 credit /debit
Young Adults 6 months - 12 months $200 cash or $154.50 credit/debit
Adult Cats 5+ years $75 cash or $77.25 credit/debit
Seniors 4 Seniors - adopter is 55+ years old and cat is 5+old Donations welcome
· FREE post adoption exam at Pathway Veterinary Hospitals – value of $60-$75
· FREE 30 day pet health insurance – must provide VALID email address – Value $1500 w/ $100 deductible
· Pet is Micro-chipped and provided with microchip ID tag – Value of $50 - $75
· Physical Examination on intake by our Shelter Veterinarian - Value of $60-$75
· FELV/FIV (Feline Leukemia/FIV) combo tested - Value of $60-$75
· Distemper Vaccination/s - at least 1 if not more – Value $25+ per vaccine
· Rabies Vaccination (3 month and older) – Value generally $25+
· Fecal tested and de-wormed (weight based)– Value $50+
· Spayed or Neutered PRIOR to adoption – depends on male/female –– Value of $300 - $500
· Monthly Flea Treatment applied - Value of $15-$20 depending on weight
· Ears cleaned and if needed ear mite treatment – Value of $10 - $25
· Nails trimmed – Value of $10-$15
· Complimentary Cardboard Cat Carrier (if needed) - Value of $10-$15
· Bag of Hills Science diet food – Value of $10+
Our shelter also offers cat / kitten starter kits and supplies for one stop shopping!
Package 1 only $30 for cats or kittens and includes:
Package 2 only $40 for cats or kittens and includes:
Package 3 only $60 for cats or kittens and includes:
Choice of Cat Scratch Post
Beds-size/color/material of your choice
Toys - Litter box - or Litter box KIT
Allerpet C - for mild Cat Allergies
100% OF ANY RETAIL ITEMS SOLD ALSO BENEFIT OUR SHELTER
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.