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 Elmbrookhs@ebhs.org.
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.
If you adopt a puppy (under 6 months old) from the shelter, we require you attend a 3-week puppy training class which includes 3 weeks of training with you and your new puppy. This class is held at the shelter and is run by a certified dog trainer. Dates will be shared with you at the time of adoption and your puppy will be registered for class. There is a $50 fee for this class that is added on to your adoption fee. ** You can take this class at another facility and send us a copy of your graduation certificate for a refund of your $50 fee!
We understand that due to location, timing constraints, or past experience working with another trainer or training club, you may prefer to take your puppy to a class elsewhere. At the time of adoption, we still require the $50 puppy class fee; however, if you choose to go elsewhere, we will refund that fee when you present a certificate from a professional trainer that you have completed a puppy or basic obedience class.
Please add 5.1% sales tax to adoption fees listed below. We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.
|VIP Puppy (6 months and under)||Up to $400||VIP Kitten (6 months and under)||$200.00|
|VIP Dog (over 6 months)||Up to $400||VIP Cat (over 6 months)||$100.00|
|Puppy (6 months and under)||$250.00||Kitten (6 months and under)||$100.00|
|Required Puppy Class (6 months and under)||$50.00||Kitten (over 6 months to 1 year)||$75.00|
|Puppy (over 6 months to 1 year)||$250.00||Cat (over 1 year)||$25.00|
|Adult Dog (over 1 year to 6 years)||$200.00||Multiple Kittens (each additional kitten)||$50.00|
|Adult Dog (over 6 years to 10 years)||$150.00||Multiple Cats (each additional cat)||NO FEE|
|Adult Dog (over 10 years)||$100.00|
|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|
Dog adoption fee includes:
Cat adoption fee includes:
* 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.