If you know what type of personality or pet would best fit your lifestyle, we would love to help you find a match! We highly recommend visiting the shelter in person - please contact us if you would like to coordinate a meet and greet.
Step 2: Sleepover or Straight Adoption?
Once you have selected a pet, you have the option of a sleepover or straight adoption.
The shelter provides a sleepover period of 7 days before the adoption is finalized to see how a selected pet fits into your lifestyle outside the shelter. It's a great opportunity to explore the pet's personality in a stress-free environment, whether you have other animals, children, or aren't sure if you are ready to fully commit. After the sleepover period, you can schedule an appointment to complete the adoption paperwork in person or by email, or you can return the pet to the shelter if it's not a good fit for your family. (You can return the animal sooner than 7 days if you determine that it is not a good fit during the sleepover period.)
If you feel a strong connection or experience love at first sight with a pet, you do have the option to adopt them right away. They then become a permanent part of your family. Straight adoption is convenient for many families, but it's worth mentioning that sleepovers are encouraged, as all adoptions are final and no returns are accepted once adoption papers are signed.
Step 3: Adoption Appointment
If you have found you new forever friend, great! We will coordinate an adoption appointment. Appointments usually take 15 minutes and cover information such as:
review of microchipping information
discussion of the pet's medical history and (if any) upcoming medical treatments
signing of an adoption contract
payment of adoption fees
Optional donations for shelter enrichment
Adoptions include an initial medical exam, microchip, spay/neuter procedure (if not already complete), rabies vaccine, age-appropriate core vaccines, heartworm testing for dogs, fecal testing, deworming, as well as heartworm and flea prevention.