How to adopt
Please visit the Shelter during viewing hours to see if we have a pet you might be interested in adopting.
Note that if you rent your home (ie apartment, house, duplex, etc.) and are interested in fostering or adopting through the Shelter, we require consent from your landlord indicating permission to have pets on their properties. Consent forms are available at the Shelter.
We suggest you spend some time with the pet that you select to ensure that it is the right one for you. We provide an area where you can spend some time visiting with your future pet. If you are considering adopting a dog, you may choose to take it for a walk. We also recommend that you and all your family members meet your potential pet to check for compatibility including any other pets that you may have.
If you are still unsure as to whether the pet is right for you and your family, you may wish to consider “Taking a Test Drive” where you can have the pet for a few days so the pet can briefly live with you before you complete the final adoption process. The adoption fees are refundable minus a small handling fee if you are not able to proceed. The handling fee is $20 for dogs and $10 for cats.
The adoption fees for all animals includes the following:
- Primary course of vaccinations
- Rabies shot
- Microchip and registration
Adoption Fees (Effective Sept 1st 2013)
Males or Females: $105.00
Senior cats (8 yrs and over): $60.00
Some cats have been generously sponsored in part or full, and may be adopted for less than the regular adoption fee. See pet listings.
In cases where the cat is not yet spayed or neutered (e.g. kittens who are not yet old enough) an additional $90 is payable at adoption time, with this being refunded in full upon satisfactory proof that the animal has been spayed or neutered.
Males or Females: $240.00
Senior dogs (8 yrs and over): $127.00
Some dogs have been generously sponsored in part or full, and may be adopted for less than the regular adoption fee. See pet listings.
In cases where the dog is not yet spayed or neutered (e.g. puppies who are not yet old enough) an additional $100 is payable at adoption time, with this being refunded in full upon satisfactory proof that the animal has been spayed or neutered.
Please note that after final adoption, the fees are non-refundable.
If you have an animal on “Test Drive”, return it and are unable to proceed with the adoption, we refund your adoption fee minus a small handling fee – currently $20 for dogs and $10 for cats. This helps offset our administration costs.