Adopting a Friend
*PLEASE NOTE: ADOPTIONS ARE BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT ONLY AT THIS TIME. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTION, PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY. IF YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED, AN ADOPTION COUNSELOR WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU.*
Are you ready to help one of our adoptable pets find a Furever Home? All of our available pets receive as much veterinary care as possible prior to being cleared for adoption. The services included in their care prior to adoption are reflected in the adoption fee.
All cats and kittens are Leukemia/FIV tested, vaccinated according to age, dewormed, flea treated, spayed/ neutered, microchipped and veterinary examined. Adult cat adoption fees are $80 plus tax and kitten adoption fees are $100 plus tax.
All dogs and puppies are bathed, vaccinated according to age, dewormed, flea treated, spayed/neutered, micro- chipped, Heartworm & Lyme tested (6 months and older), and veterinary examined. Puppy adoption fees are $350 plus tax, and adult dog adoption fees range from $100-$250, unless otherwise specified. Booster vaccines for dogs and puppies are included in the adoption fees and dogs/puppies needing booster vaccines are to receive them here at the shelter when due.
The Humane Society’s adoption counselors work hard to match the right pet to your home and lifestyle. Some common questions asked are… Have you ever owned a large breed/small breed/high energy dog? What provisions do you have for a puppy/dog during the day if you work? What exercise provisions do you have for your pet? Do you have a fenced in yard or plan to leash walk daily?
Do you own your home? Most of our returns are due to housing issues. As a result of this fact, we are tightening our requirements for adoptions of dogs to those who rent. If you are planning a trip to the Humane Society, it is best to inquire about our policies before making the trip.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ADOPTION APPLICATION.
As devoted animal lovers and rescuers, we deeply regret those we have to turn away. All no-kill shelters face this criticism. We can only accept what our facility will safely accommodate. Our animals receive the highest quality of veterinary care at great expense to our organization. We have successfully rescued and adopted 2600 cats/kittens and with limited facilities 1400 dogs/puppies. Overcrowding benefits no one, neither human or beast. Overcrowding creates medical problems that can close a shelter either temporarily or permanently. We have to constantly guard against feline leukemia, aids, panleukopenia, ringworm, parvo virus to name a few. Who do we benefit if we overcrowd? Place the blame of unrescued animals where it belongs 1) the person who originally abandoned a companion animal 2) Those that see shelters as petstores and only want certain colors or ages 3) Those that start the current of unrest in communities through their lack of understanding. The blame does not rest with shelters. We offer wholehearted thankfullness to those that work with shelters and foster cats and kittens until shelters have room. ALWAYS REMEMBER, ADOPTION MAKES ROOM FOR A RESCUE!