Adoption Process

Here are the steps you will go through in the adoption process:

  1. Our process includes asking questions, asking to see proof of identity and checking veterinary references, particularly when you have other animals at home.
  2. You’ll have a counseling session with a knowledgeable member of our staff who will fill you in on the history and needs of that animal, and his feeding and exercise requirements. You can ask your counselor any questions about spaying or neutering, housetraining, obedience training, scratching (in cats), veterinary care, how to deal with fleas and ticks, and other animal situations.
  3. You will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. There is a schedule of fees, which begin at $40. The adoption fee covers the veterinary care, deworming, and vaccines your pet receives at the shelter. If you are adopting a dog, you must purchase a dog license. All animals adopted from our shelter are spayed/neutered.

Please note: As a general rule, we cannot hold animals for anyone. Unfortunately, because of tremendous demands on our kennel space, all adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the first good, properly-qualified prospective home will get the pet.

Adoption Policies

The Humane Society requires that pet adopters sign two documents when they adopt pets from our shelter. The rules in these documents are the rules that we follow to select adopters, and that you follow to become an adopter. The first document is the Standards for Adoption and the second is the Adoption Contract.