Adoption Process

Our goal is to find the perfect pet for your lifestyle and household. All our adoptable dogs and cats reside in foster homes until their forever family is found. We invite you to stop by our Adoption Center on Saturdays and meet some of our wonderful pets in person or you can see them on this website

 

 

Adoption Criteria

  • All animals in your home must be spayed/neutered (absent medical reason) prior to adoption.
  • All animals in your home must be current on vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella).
  • All animals in your home must be current on heartworm prevention. 

Three Easy Steps

Thank you for considering a rescue pet!

DECLAWING. Our cats may not be declawed. If you want a declawed cat, ask if we have one that is
already declawed.

Reason: Declawing is cruel, physically and psychologically, and completely unnecessary. A cat’s
claws function as part of its fingers and toes. Declawing means amputating the last joint of a cat’s
toes. The surgery and recovery is extremely painful. Declawing impedes a cat’s ability to walk
and play as well as protect and groom themselves. Psychologically, cats need to claw as part of
their grooming ritual and many cats knead with their claws to express comfort. Declawed cats
tend to have higher levels of anxiety because they feel defenseless and often become biters.
They also tend to react to stress by acting out such as by not using their litter boxes. Frequent
clipping of the tip of the claw can help alleviate damage due to scratching. A volunteer or your vet
can show you how to properly clip claws. Give your cat plenty of appropriate things to scratch and
gently correct your cat if it scratches the wrong things. A little patience, positive reinforcement,
and consistency in training alleviates the vast majority of scratching problems.
INDOOR CATS. You must keep the cat indoors at all times, unless the cat is on a leash and
accompanied by you.
Reason: The average life span of a cat is 15-20 years when kept indoors and given proper care.
The average life span of a cat who wanders outside is two years. Cats are killed and injured by
cars every day on neighborhood streets as well as major roads. Other dangers include
contracting diseases from other cats, getting hurt in fights with other animals, and being poisoned
or abused by people who find it annoying for cats to wander onto their property.

Ready to adopt?

Adoption Application