ADOPT A COMPANION

By adopting a pet from us you’ll not only be giving that pet a good home, but also opening up a space for another homeless pet who needs our care.

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Our Animals

 

We use Pet Finder to show which animals are available for adoption. 

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Download the Adoption Application!

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Our Adoption Process

You may be surprised to find that adopting a pet is a more involved process than you’d imagined. Our intent is not to frustrate you. Rather, everything we do is in the best interest of the pets in our care. Our goal is to give them the best possible chance of finding a permanent, safe and loving home that meets their individual needs, and to help you to find your perfect match. Our adoption policies are based on our experience and the experience of many other pet adoption organizations.

Our No Kill Policy

We care for those who are cast aside, forgotten, lost, sick or injured. Only pets with untreatable medical issues or extreme behavioral problems are euthanized and we have no time limits for how long a pet may stay. Pets are examined by a veterinarian upon arrival and treated for any medical problems they may have while at our shelter.

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Our Shelter

Opened in ____, we keep our emphasis on comfort and cleanliness for the dogs and cats waiting to find homes, and also to provide an accommodating environment for you to get to know our pets.

Windows let in sunshine. Most of our cats do not live in cages. They are free to lounge and play in rooms filled with cat furniture and toys. Our dogs have indoor/outdoor dog kennels with play yards. Nearly all are paired up with another dog in their kennel so they have a buddy to play with and curl up with at night.

Adoption Resources

Whether this is your first time adopting a companion or your a seasoned pet professional, we have some resources to help you and your pet.

Before You Adopt…

Top 10 Things to Consider When Adopting Animals

Below are the Top 10 most important steps potential pet adopters can take to ensure they have the best possible adoption experience. This downloadable checklist is based on a survey of more than 180 pet shelters and rescue groups across the United States. Education is a crucial factor in keeping pets in forever homes, and that’s why the Permanent Pet Adoption checklist can be a valuable resource for potential pet adopters.
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Thinking About Adopting a Dog?

Congratulations on deciding to adopt a dog! You are embarking on a wonderful and rewarding relationship. With the right balance of discipline, understanding and affection, your rescue dog will become a loyal, grateful and loving companion. Because adopting a new dog comes with a lot of change for both dog and dog parent, Pet Finder compiled a checklist to help make the transition as smooth as possible. 
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Thinking About Adopting a Cat?

MEOW! Look at those cute whiskers! To dog people, taking on a cat seems like no big deal – no house training, numerous daily walks or obedience classes. But if you are a novice at animal care-taking, hair on the furniture, paw prints on countertops and kitty games at 3 A.M. — not to mention litter box training and daily maintenance — can take some getting used to. Here is an article from Pet Finder that goes over how to decide which feline friend is right for you.
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After You Adopt…

Post Adoption Checklist

Congratulations on adopting your new pet! Visit this checklist that Pet Finder has the top tips for new adoptions. They have put together helpful discounts, advice and resources for you, all geared to help pets and pet parents form a strong bond to keep pets in their homes.
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Tips for Bringing Home a Rescue Dog

Dogs truly make the best of friends. If you care for them right, you will have a loyal companion. While shelter dogs come from various backgrounds and experiences, they all share one important fact: they are dogs, and the dog you choose needs to be understood and treated as such. Just like us, dogs need order and leadership. They seek structure, structure which you must provide. Your dog needs to know that you that you have a set of house rules. This makes the transition from the shelter to your home easier, faster and more rewarding. View this list of tips from Adopt a Pet all about adopting rescue or shelter dogs.
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Tips for Bringing Home a Rescue Cat

Congratulations! You are the proud new owner of an adopted cat or kitten, or just about to be one, and are looking for advice on how to best ease your new feline friend into their new home. There’s lots you can do in the first 24 hours to ease your new housemate in easily, with the help of our guidelines to help your new kitty adjust to their new home… once they’ve gotten there! Read this article from Adopt a Pet on the best tips to make them feel at home.
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