Adoption Application

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When you visit the shelter and see a companion animal that you would like to adopt, we will ask you to fill out an application for adoption. Applications are completed and processed the same day.  If you complete the application ahead of visiting, please open the application file, save to your computer, complete and save the application to your computer, and email the completed application file to

We ask that all family members meet the adoptable animal prior to the adoption being approved. If you are adopting a dog and have another dog in your household, we ask that you bring in your dog to meet their potential new companion.

We do check home ownership or seek landlord approval as part of the adoption process.  Home ownership can usually be verified the same day and we attempt to verify landlord approval same day.

“The Right Start Seminar” offered by our organization is included with every dog adoption.  To learn more about this seminar, click here.



Adoption Programs

Military Adoption Program

Senior Adoption Program


Adoption Fees 

Please add 5.1% sales tax to adoption fees listed below.  We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.

Dogs Fee Cats Fee
VIP Puppy (6 months and under) Up to $550 VIP Kitten (6 months and under) $250.00
VIP Dog (over 6 months) Up to $550 VIP Kitten or Cat (over 6 months) $150.00
Puppy (6 months and under) $450.00 Kitten (6 months and under) $125.00
Puppy (over 6 months to 1 year) $400.00 Kitten (over 6 months to 1 year) $75.00
Adult Dog (over 1 year to 6 years) $300.00 Cat (over 1 year to 6 years) $50.00
Adult Dog (over 6 years to 10 years) $150.00 Cat (over 6 years) $25.00
Adult Dog (over 10 years) $100.00 Multiple Kittens (6 months and under, each additional kitten) $100.00
Multiple Kittens (over 6 months to 1 year, each additional kitten) $50.00
Multiple Cats (each additional cat) $25.00
Small Animals
Rabbit $35.00 Sugar Glider $125.00
Guinea Pig $15.00 Bird (large) Varies By Type
Hamster/Mouse/Rat/Gerbil $10.00 Bird (Parakeet, Finch, Cockatiel) $20.00
Ferret $50.00 Reptile Varies By Type
Chinchilla $75.00


Dog adoption fee includes:

Cat adoption fee includes:
  • Certificate of Vet Inspection (CVI)
  • Heartworm test
  • Heartworm preventative
  • External parasite preventative
  • Rabies vaccination (4+months)
  • Microchip/Registration
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Free health exam certificate *
  • Distemper/Bordetella vaccinations
  • De-worming
  • Ears & nails checked
  • 30 day gift of insurance through 24PetWatch
  • FeLV Test (6 months and under)
  • FeLV/FIV Combo Test (6+ months)
  • External parasite preventative
  • Rabies vaccination for (4+months)
  • Microchip/Registration
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Free health exam certificate *
  • Distemper vaccination
  • De-worming
  • Ears & nails checked
  • 30 day gift of insurance through 24PetWatch

* List of participating vets who will accept our Free Health Exam Certificate. Exams are for dogs, cats and some small animals. If you are adopting a small animal please verify with your vet that they will accept the certificate for the exam. This certificate does NOT cover birds or reptiles.


We have teamed up with 24PetWatch to offer a trial insurance package with every animal adopted through our organization.

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