Frequently asked questions

What is the first step for the adoption process?


This first step to adopting a new pet is to fill out the adoption application and submit it to our email manager@tvshelter.org. This step allows us to get to know you and your family more to help you find the perfect animal for your home.




How much is the adoption fee?


Our adoption fees depend on the type and age of the animal. - Puppies, less than 1 year are $170 - Adult dogs, 1-7 years old are $150 - Senior dogs, 8+ years old are $120 - Kittens, less than 1 year are $90 - Adult cats, 1 year and over are $70




What does the adoption fee cover?


The adoption fee covers the spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations and the identification microchip. Our adoption fees only scratch the surface of the cost of care we provide for our residents. If you would like to contribute above the adoption fees, we would graciously apply an additional donation towards these expenses.




Are the dogs and cats potty and crate trained?


We cannot gurantee that each animal is potty trained because we have little to no history of the animals in their previous homes. We ask all fosters and adopters to have grace and understand their may be some accidents. The shelter will, however, give you supplies and tips to set up your new dog or cat up for success.




What happens if the animal doesn't work out in my home?


If, within the two-week foster period, you think the animal isn't the best fit for your home we will always take them back. We can refund the adoption fee or we can keep the adoption fee as a donation. However, if you decide the animal isn't suited for your home after the adoption is finallyzed, the animal will then have to be surrendered back to us and a surrender fee will be applied.




Do you adopt out of state?


Yes, we do adopt out of state, however we require the potential adopters to come to our shelter and meet the animal of interest. We cannot transport our animals for a meet and greet and we cannot hold an animal for adoption.




How old do you have to be to adopt?


We require our adopters to be at least 21 years old. Adopting an animal is a big decission with a 10-20 year commitment. We need to ensure that the homes we place our animals in will be their final home.