How Adoption Works
The first step in adoption is to complete an adoption application. Once you have completed an application, we will call you to talk about a specific dog or cat about whom you’ve expressed interest. Applications may be completed by mail (you can print an application and mail it to the address on the application), fill in an online application, or complete one at mobile adoption sites.
After you’ve been approved, we arrange for you to meet the dog or cat, either at an adoption event or in a one-on-one introduction. If you are interested in adopting a dog, we will ask that all members of the household, including any resident dogs, meet your prospective dog. Often, you can go home with your new companion the same day, though for some dogs—small puppies and special-needs animals—we will schedule a home visit before finalizing the adoption. Or, you may foster an animal with the intent to adopt to ensure a good fit for both of you.
We ask for donations to help us cover spay/neutering, shots, medical treatment, food, and supplies. The minimum donation to adopt a cat is $95, a puppy is $275 (dogs six months of age and younger), $200 for a dog over 6 months of age, and adult chihuahua adoptions are $150. The adoption donation for our senior dogs is $150; however, if you qualify for our “senior for seniors” program (senior dogs over 7 years of age and senior people over the age of 70 yrs) the adoption donation is $100. All of our adoptable animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and have received age-appropriate vaccinations. All cats have also tested negative for FIV/FeLV.
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