for a new friend for life? Look no further!
you for considering a rescued pet!
Our adoption process
requires that an application is filled out - either in person at an adoption
event or via email/internet. The application will then be submitted to the Board
of Directors for review to determine whether or not your application represents
the best situation for the pet you applied to adopt. Board reviews normally
occur on Monday or Tuesday evening - and notification takes place via email
on Wednesday or Thursday morning.
If the Board of Directors approves your application, you will be notified to
arrange to pick up your kitty... or if you are adopting a doggie we will contact
you to schedule a home check. You
will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay the tax deductible adoption
fee. We take checks and cash only.
All of our cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested for Feline Leukemia
and Feline AIDS, and have been treated for fleas. Our adult cats have had current
FVRCP vaccines - and our kittens have had their entire kitten series of vaccines
(3 sets) and their entire kitten series of dewormings (3).
All of our dogs and puppies are spayed or neutered and come with a microchip
and have been treated for fleas. Our adult dogs have had current DHPP and Rabies
vaccines - and our puppies have had their entire puppy series of vaccines (3
sets) and their entire puppy series of dewormings (3).
Please email us to request an application
be sent to you... but before you do, please read on to see if you are ready
to commit to a new pet.....
it the right time to adopt?
Adopting a pet is a big commitment and one that should not be entered into lightly.
Cats and dogs generally live 12-15 years... some longer. Please make sure you
are ready to make the committment for the pet's entire lifetime and make sure
it is the right time in your life for a pet. Ask yourself some of the following
you done your homework?
Do you know what type of pet would best suit your lifestyle? Have you read about
things like about housebreaking, training, litterboxes, behavioral problems?
Are you aware of the daily care of this type of pet? Can you see yourself owning
a dog for the next 12-15 years? Most cats & dogs live 12-15 years... are
you prepared to make this kind of commitment?
you afford a new pet?
The cost of a pet goes way behind the adoption fee. There are veterinarian bills,
food, litter, grooming, etc. Typical vet bills will run several hundred dollars
a year for exams, vacinnations and flea control. If you go on vacation and can't
take your pet with you, you will need to consider the cost of boarding or pet
sitting generally around $20-30/day. Additionally if your new pet gets sick
suddenly or needs some emergency care it could cost hundreds or even thousands
you have any major changes in your life occuring now or anticipated in the near
Are you in the midst of moving, getting married,
going through a divorce, going off to college, getting ready to have a baby,
changing jobs? If so then it probably is not a good time to adopt. Wait until
your life is more settled and you have the time to devote to a new family member.
you live with damage to your furniture, carpeting, etc?
Can you live with a little damage to furniture and floors until your new pet
becomes accustomed to your home? Will you take accidents, even flea infestations,
in stride? Even housebroken and litterbox trained pets can have accidents. Be
prepared to cleanup a little vomit, pee or poo... its part of owning a pet.
you travel a lot?
What will you do with your pet when you travel? Boarding and pet sitting can
be very expensive. And if you travel extensively how happy will your pet be
you have children?
If your children are under the age of 6, experts recommend that you wait a few
years to adopt. Puppies and kittens have extra-sharp teeth and claws and strike
back when teased. Smaller dogs and kittens may be too delicate for an exuberant
toddler; large dogs can knock a child over and adult cats can hiss or bite.
you have the time to devote to a new pet?
Do you work long hours? Will you have the time and patience to train the dog
or spend with a cat? Are you prepared to give the pet its needed exercise? Do
you have quality time to spend with a new pet?
you already have pets?
If you already have animals, have you checked to ensure that adding another
animal will not violate your city limits or be in violation of any regulations
of where you live? Are you sure your current pets will tolerate a new pet in
the home? Have you considered the well-being of your current pets as your first
Have you checked with your landlord to see if they allow pets? Does your rental
or lease agreement specify that pets are allowed? Do you have to make a pet
deposit? Have you anticipated what you might do if you have to move? Are you
willing to pay more for a place to rent to ensure that you can take your pet
everyone in your home want to adopt a pet?
A cat or dog needs to be a family member and everyone needs to welcome him/her
into your home. Be sure everyone agrees not only on getting a pet but on which
pet to make part of the family. Let everyone in the family meet your new potential
family member before deciding to adopt.
Please be sure you are ready to adopt before making the plunge. The
shelters are full of animals that were purchased or adopted by someone who did
not think it all the way through and as a result didn't follow through on their
commitment. Adopting a pet on impulse is not the way to go - make sure you can
make that lifetime commitment to your new pet.
If you are ready
for this commitment, click here: