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Adoption Process & Fees

Application Process
  • Browse our available animals
  • Fill out an adoption application (We can email you a form or CLICK HERE for a downloadable form, if this helps.) and submit it.​​
  • Schedule a visitation by calling or emailing the shelter.​​
Adoption Requirements
  • The potential adopter must be at least 21 years old and have a valid form of identification. 
  • All members of the household must approve and want the pet.
  • The potential adopter must provide proof of home ownership or provide landlord's number to ensure the pet is permitted in the home.
  • An adoption application must be submitted and approved. 
 
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Adoption Fees
Dogs
$90
$70
Cats
  • Kittens under 1 year
  • Cats over 1 year
  • Puppies under 1 year 
  • Adult dogs 1-7 years
  • Senior dogs 8+ years
$170
$150
$120

Note: All of our animals are spayed/neutered, dewormed, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

Animal Visitation Process

Meeting your Future Dog
Before sending a dog into their furever home we require you and your family to meet and interact with the dog. First impressions are very important when adopting an animal, it can help both your family and the shelter staff determine if your house hold is the right fit.

If you already have a dog in the house hold, we require your dog and the shelter dog to interact. We do this to ensure the dogs get along and meet each other in a neutral environment before going into a home together. Dogs are innately territorial, we find this method to have a high success rate when introducing a new dog. 
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Dog Meet and Greet Process:
  • We first start with a walk, in which ​each dog is walking, on leash, on the opposite side of the road. This way the dogs are more focussed on the walk rather than each other.
  • We then slowly move the dogs closer together, until they are side by side.
  • If there were no issues during the walk we will then let the dogs interact, off leash, in one of our outdoor runs.
  • If all interactions go well, then the dog is ready to go into foster with their furever family!
Cat Meet and Greet Process
Before we send a cat into their furever home we require your family, including any children, to meet the potential cat. We do this to ensure the cat's personality is a good fit for you and your family. 
 
All cats at the shelter have been both cat and dog tested, only those who pass the test are able to be re-homed into a house with other furry companions. 
 
We DO NOT require you to bring your current animals to the shelter ​to meet the potential cat, because the interaction may not be authentic in the stressful shelter environment. Instead we suggest to introduce them at your home. Click the link below to learn how to introduce your cat to a new home. ​
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Foster to Adopt Process
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If everything, mentioned above, goes well then congratulations, your pet is ready to go into their furever home! Once the adoption fee is payed your furry friend will go into a foster, for at least two-weeks, with your family. This is done to ensure the animal and the adoptive family are a good match. ​​​

Once the two-week foster period has passed we can finalize the adoption. If the you need more time to decide whether the animal is a good fit for your home, we can always extend the foster period. If for any reason, during the foster period, you decide the pet isn't the right fit for your home, the shelter will always accept the animal back. 

Once the adoption is finalized all medical paperwork will be sent to the you. By finalizing the adoption we also register your information under the pets microchip.