Adopting a Pet
Our goal is to match available pets with suitable homes to ensure long-term success. Therefore, the average adoption can take one to two hours. We appreciate your patience with our process.
All adoptions are first come, first approved on the date the animal becomes available. This means the first adopter or family that meets the adoption requirements and is a good match for the pet. Adoption requirements include:
- All household members are present at the start of the meet and greet.
- If you are adopting a dog, all residents dogs are present and available to be introduced to the new dog.
- You own your home or have permission from the property owner to have the type of pet you are interested in.
Please note, we do not place holds on animals.
Day of Adoption
- Complete a Meet and Greet form and turn it into the front office.
Meet with an Animal Caretaker to discuss the pet(s) you are potentially interested in. The Animal Caretaker will bring the pet out for you and your household to interact with. If you are adopting a dog, all resident dogs must also be brought into the Animal Center to be introduced to the new dog.
If the Meet and Greet goes well, the Meet and Greet will be approved by our Animal Caretaker. If any part of the interaction does not meet the needs of all parties, our staff will try to help you find another pet that would be a suitable match for your household.
Once the Meet and Greet is approved, you will be asked to return to the Front Lobby. Our Front Office staff will assist you in filling out the adoption contract, answer any questions you may have, and obtain payment for the adoption.
As required by law, all animals must be spayed or neutered before leaving the Center. If your adopted pet is spayed or neutered, it can go home the same day. If it is not spayed or neutered the Front Office will schedule its appointment and pick up date for you.
***Please be advised that the last meet & greet with an animal starts promptly 1 hour prior to closing time (6 pm on weekdays and 5 pm on weekends). Make sure to turn in your Meet and Greet form before the cut off time.***