Adoption Information

Please read the following carefully if you are considering adopting one of our wonderful dogs or cats.

  • The first step in adopting is filling out an adoption application. A completed application is required for all adoptions. Of course, you are welcome to come and visit and meet a potential adoptee prior to completing the survey, but we do need some time to review a survey prior to sending a dog or cat to a new home.
  • We politely insist that you return the dog or cat to us if for some reason you feel you cannot keep it. We will take any dog or cat back at any time, no questions asked, and you know you are returning it to a safe environment where it will not be put to death. We do feel, however, that in order to give your new pet a fair chance to show just how wonderful it can be, you should plan to supervise the dog or cat 100% of the time for at least the first two weeks it is in your home.
    • For dogs, this means that for the first couple of weeks your dog should be walked on leash, not simply turned loose, even in a fenced back yard, and in the house the dog needs to be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult, or in a crate. Any dog, no matter how well behaved, might decide to soil a carpet or chew up a cushion if left alone and unsupervised in a totally new environment.
    • For cats, it is always a good idea to give them time to adjust in a small room like a bathroom or bedroom with a litter box and dry food and water at first. Offering them some wet food and using it to lure them closer to you if necessary during the adjustment period can really speed the process of becoming comfortable with new surroundings. It is normal for any cat to feel shy and hide for a period of time while it transitions to a new home, though there are some that will be ready to crawl right into your lap from day one!
  • We have spent a great deal of time with our animals, handling them, observing them, and interacting with them. We do our best to socialize our cats that need it and keep them often for months encouraging them to become friendly and comfortable with people. Our dogs are walked and taken out for exercise in compatible groups almost every day. We know a lot about our animals and know their personalities well and can usually tell if a dog is going to be a good fit.
  • Payment of our $60 adoption fee is required prior to adoption. This will not be refunded if you decide not to keep the dog or cat.
  • If you adopt a young animal that has not yet been spayed/neutered, you must sign a legally binding contract to have the animal spayed/neutered as soon as it reaches the appropriate age.