Pet Adoption Information and Process
Adopting a pet is a serious commitment. We strongly encourage anyone thinking about adding a furry member to their family to do their research and be ready for this commitment. Please take a moment to read Are You Ready to Adopt? If you want to have a pet in your home but aren't sure you can make the 10-20 year commitment, consider fostering a pet.
When adopting a dog, a member of our adoption committee will work with you to find the right dog for your family. We provide as much information on each dog's history, disposition, and health as we can gather. And since our volunteers walk the dogs twice daily, we get to know most of them well. We want each of our dogs to find the RIGHT home, not just ANY home. Likewise, we want you to find the pet that best matches your lifestyle and interests. Our goal is for both you and your pet to be happy.
You will first be asked to complete our adoption application. Once it is received, a member of our adoption committee will contact you by phone or e-mail. If it seems that you are a good fit for each other and you haven’t met the pet, we will set up a “meet and greet” for you with the dog at his foster home or at the shelter. If you have other pets we encourage you to arrange a time for your pet and the dog you are interested in to meet on neutral territory before bringing the new dog into the home.
When you adopt a dog from our humane society you will be required to agree to the terms in our adoption contract. To review the terms of this agreement, please review our adoption contract (PDF).
Our normal adoption fee is $120.00. This helps to cover vet costs including spay/neuter surgery, a heartworm test, wormer, vaccinations (rabies, Distemper and Bordetella), monthly flea and tick preventative, and heartworm preventative until the dog is adopted.