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Adopt a Pet

Your new best friend is waiting.

Welcoming an animal into your home is a huge commitment but one that can bring huge benefits to all involved. We can help you find the right pet for your family and provide advice on how to welcome and care for your new family member.

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Here’s our 4 Step Adoption Process

1Adoption Questionnaire

When you have found an animal you are interested in adopting, you will be asked to complete an application questionnaire. The application entails questions about your family’s situation, lifestyle and expectations as well as specific questions about the care needs of the species you intend to adopt, such as diet, housing, enrichment and socialization, training and veterinary care. This questionnaire helps our staff see if your lifestyle and expectations are a good match with the individual animal and what aspects of care or behavior we should provide additional education about.

2Conversation

Once we have read through the application, an adoption counselor will have a conversation with the potential adopter to find out more information about them and what they are looking for. We will also provide advice about care and behavior training at this time, as well as additional information about the animal they are interested in. This conversation is a good opportunity for us to get a sense of whether the animal is a good match for the potential adopter and to ensure that both the adopter and animal will be happy together.

3Meet and Greet

If the adoption counselor feels that you are a good match for the animal, we will introduce you to the animal. Dogs can be taken for walks in order to allow the potential adopter to see how they are on a leash and for the adoption counselor to observe the potential adopter’s handling of the dog. The meet and greet will involve all members of the potential adopter’s household, as well as any currently owned dogs if applying for a second dog. It is important that everyone in the household is a good match for the animal, as well as any current animals living in the home, to ensure that the adoption goes as smoothly as possible for everyone.

4Finalizing the Adoption

If everything goes well at the meet and greet and both you and the adoption counselor feel that the animal is a good match for your home, we will finalize the adoption.

Adoption Fees

  • Dog

    Adoption Fees for Dogs

    Adult Fee: $400

    Puppies: $400-$500

    Seniors for Seniors Program
    Are you 55+? Learn more this program offering discounted adoption fees for dogs aged 7+.

    Special Needs Animals
    Ask staff about our special adoption fees for animals with special needs.

  • Adoption Fees for Cats

    Adoption Fees for Cats

    Adult Fee: $180

    Kittens under 6 months: $200

    Seniors for Seniors Program
    Are you 55+? Learn more our Seniors for Seniors program offering discounted adoption fees for cats aged 7+.

    Special Needs Animals
    Ask staff about our special adoption fees for animals with special needs.

  • Adoption Fees for Small Domestic Animals

    Adoption Fees for Small Domestic Animals

    Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, etc.: $10+

    Rats: $5

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