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The Adoption Process & Fees

** Please be aware that we receive a high number of adoption applications every day.  We strive to process applications within five (5) business days; however, depending on the number of applications needing to be processed combined with the shelter being extremely busy with other services, the process may take longer.  If you have not received a call with regards to your application within 5 business days, please call the shelter for a status update. **

Feeding Guinea Pig

What are the steps?

  1. Choose an animal
     

  2. Fill out an adoption application form.

        You will need to provide two references and the name of your veterinarian.  If you are renting                   your housing, please include contact information for your landlord.​

    3. Once your application is approved, an appointment for you to come and meet the animal(s) will             be scheduled.
 

    4. Adoption Confirmation
        Our goal is to find our animals loving, forever homes, therefore we want to ensure that it is the                right fit for both parties. Once you've had your meet and greet and decided to go through with               the adoption,  you will sign the adoption contract and any further visits with our medical team                 will be discussed. 

Adoptions are not decided on a "first come, first serve" basis.  Adoptions decisions are based solely on (1) what is in the best interested and (2) who best meets the needs of each individual animal.

We are committed to finding our animals their "fur-ever family".
If you have any questions regarding our adoption process, please feel free to contact us.

Included in your adoption fees
(dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets)

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Veterinarian with Dog

Health Check

Comprehensive pet health check by our veterinary team. 

A pre-adoption pet health check-up is a thorough examination ensuring the prospective owner receives a detailed understanding of the pet's current health status, vaccinations, and any necessary medical care, empowering them to provide the best possible care for their new furry friend.

Pets

Spay/Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet promotes responsible guardianship and helps control the pet population.

Spaying and neutering, essential components of responsible pet care, offer multifaceted benefits. These procedures not only prevent unplanned pregnancies, addressing the issue of pet overpopulation and reducing the burden on shelters, but they also contribute significantly to the individual health and well-being of the animals.

Furthermore, these procedures often lead to more manageable and harmonious relationships between pets and their owners, as they minimize hormonal-driven behaviors and create a calmer temperament.

Cat

Cats - FVRCP

FVRCP vaccination safeguards cats against respiratory and systemic infections, promoting their overall well-being.

FVRCP is a combination vaccine for cats that protects against three common and potentially serious infectious diseases:

  1. Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR): Caused by feline herpesvirus, it is a contagious respiratory infection leading to symptoms like sneezing, nasal discharge, and eye inflammation.

  2. Calicivirus: Another respiratory infection, calicivirus causes symptoms such as fever, mouth ulcers, and respiratory issues.

  3. Panleukopenia (also known as feline distemper): A highly contagious and often fatal viral disease affecting a cat's gastrointestinal tract, immune system, and bone marrow.

Administered as part of routine feline vaccinations, the FVRCP vaccine is crucial for preventing these diseases and ensuring the overall health and well-being of cats.

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Dogs - DA2PP & Bordetella

DA2PP (excluding Leptospirosis) protects dogs from four key diseases, while Bordetella vaccination protects from respiratory infections, ensuring your canine companion's health.

DA2PP, also known as the core combination vaccine for dogs, protects against several infectious diseases:

  1. D: Distemper: A viral disease affecting a dog's respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems.

  2. A2: Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis): Guards against canine infectious hepatitis caused by adenovirus type 2.

  3. P: Parvovirus: Protects against this highly contagious viral disease that affects a dog's gastrointestinal tract.

  4. P: Parainfluenza: Addresses a respiratory virus contributing to kennel cough.

Bordetella is a vaccine targeting Bordetella bronchiseptica, a bacteria causing kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis. This vaccine helps prevent respiratory infections, particularly in environments where dogs are in close contact, such as kennels or dog parks. Both DA2PP and Bordetella vaccinations are integral components of routine preventive healthcare for dogs.

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Microchip (dogs & cats)

Microchipping your pet provides a permanent ID, aiding in quick reunification if lost and enhancing responsible pet ownership.

Microchipping is a straightforward and safe procedure wherein a small chip, containing a unique identification number, is implanted under a pet's skin. Positioned between the shoulder blades, this chip serves as a permanent form of identification. Though not a tracking device, the chip can be scanned if the pet is lost, facilitating a quick reunion by retrieving the owner's contact information from a registry. Regular updates to the registry ensure the information remains current, enhancing the chances of a lost pet being successfully reunited with its owner.

Cat and Dog

Rabies Vaccine (dogs and cats)

The rabies vaccine is crucial for pets, providing protection against a deadly virus and contributing to public safety.

The rabies vaccine is a crucial preventive measure for animals, including dogs and cats. It provides immunity against the rabies virus, a deadly disease that can affect mammals, including humans. The vaccine is typically administered in a series, with periodic booster shots to maintain immunity. Rabies vaccination is often a legal requirement and is essential for public health, as rabies is a zoonotic disease that can be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected animal. Regular compliance with rabies vaccination protocols is essential for the well-being of pets and helps prevent the spread of this potentially fatal disease.

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Dewormer

Dewormed pets are healthier and free from internal parasites, ensuring their well-being and preventing potential health issues.

Deworming is a preventive measure in pet healthcare, involving the administration of medication to eliminate or prevent internal parasites, safeguarding the pet's overall health. Concurrently, a fecal test, through the analysis of stool samples, identifies specific parasites, enabling veterinarians to tailor treatment plans. This combined approach is integral to maintaining optimal well-being and preventing potential health issues associated with internal parasites in pets.

At the Vet

Parasite Treatment (as needed)

Regular pet parasite treatment safeguards against infestations, ensuring the health and comfort of your furry companion.

Pet parasite treatment involves the administration of medications to eliminate or prevent parasites in animals. This includes deworming to address intestinal worms and preventive medications for external parasites like fleas and ticks. Regular parasite treatment is essential for maintaining the health of pets, preventing the spread of parasites, and ensuring a comfortable and safe living environment. Veterinarians may recommend specific treatments based on the pet's age, lifestyle, and potential exposure to parasites. Regular veterinary check-ups and adherence to prescribed treatments contribute to the overall well-being of pets.

Medical Record Analysis

Health & Adoption Records

Comprehensive pet health and adoption records provide vital insights for optimal care, promoting a happy and informed journey with your new companion.

When adopting a pet from our shelter, you'll receive comprehensive health and adoption records. These documents detail the pet's medical history, vaccinations, and any necessary treatments, providing valuable insights into their overall well-being. This information empowers you to continue their care, ensuring a smooth and happy transition into their new home.

Adoption Fees

Animal
Fee
Adult Cat:
$185
Kittens:
$250
Senior Cat (>8yrs):
$135
Cat Bonded Pair:
$250
Adult Dog (>35lbs):
$375
Adult Dog (<34lbs):
$450
Puppy (<6mos):
$450
Senior Dog (>8yrs):
$325
Dog Bonded Pair:
$450
Rabbits & Ferrets:
$100
Chinchilla & Hedgehogs:
$75
Guinea Pigs, Hamsters:
$20
Rats, Mice:
$15
Birds (depends on
type & size):
$25-$200
Bearded Dragon &
Leopard Gecko
$75
Other Reptiles:
TBD

Please be aware that every adoption fee contributes directly to the well-being and support of the animals under our care.

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