Adoption Process

Adoption Specials (unless otherwise noted)​:

*Payment methods accepted: Cash or Visa, Mastercard, and Discover card.

 1. View Adoptable Pets Online

  • View our list of available pets online.
  • Carefully consider if the pet is the right size, temperament, and suitable for your household. Consider daily care, home environment needs, training, routine veterinary care and vaccines, annual licensing fees, and other pets at home. Check with landlords and homeowner associations to determine whether having a pet is possible or if there are pet guidelines and requirements.​

 2. Visit the Shelter & the Pets

  • Tuesday-Sunday: Adoptions are available on a first-come, first-service basis. 
  • During your visit, spend some time and get acquainted with the pet. We strongly suggest bringing your children and other household members with you to ensure a good match.​​

3. Fill Out an Adoption Questionnaire

  • Fill out an adoption questionnaire (do​g and cat) and bring it with you during your visit. 

4. Adoption Counseling

  • ​Speak with one of our adoption counselors to process paperwork, turn in your filled-out adoption form, and proceed to the Payment Desk.​
  • Adoption fees may vary depending on the type of pet and any additional services you may request. 
  • Licensing fees are required and vary by your home address. City residents should receive a bill in the mail and all licensing fees must be renewed annually​.
  • Review Adoption & Licensing Fees

5. Spay/Neuter Surgery, Then Bring Your New Pet Home!

  • If the pet is already altered, you may take your pet home immediately!
  • If not altered, the spa​y/neuter surgery will be performed before your new pet goes home and generally takes only one business day.

Important Notes!

  1. Most pets are held for a mandatory period of time before being made available for adoption.
  2. You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt from our shelter.
  3. City or out-of-town residents - You are welcome to adopt a pet from our shelter if you live anywhere in the United States, but it is a requirement to license your pet with your hometown.​