The Adoption Process


When you’ve found your new pet, you’re ready to fill out the application! Someone will get back to you within 48 hours of submission.


Once you are approved, a volunteer or foster parent will reach out to you to schedule a meet and greet with the soon to be pet.

Home Visit

After the meet and greet, we’ll schedule a home visit for your soon to be pet to get acquainted with their new environment..

The Home Visit

If the home visit goes well, you’ll start a 10 day trial with your potential new pet! We’ll collect the adoption at this time and  will offer full refund of adoption fee if the pet is returned for any reason in the first 10 days.  You can pay the fee via credit card, check, or website donation.

So what's the deal with Adoption Fees?

You may wonder why rescues charge an adoption fee. Many of our rescue animals have initial medical needs including heartworm treatment, Feline Combo test, surgery and vaccinations. The adoption fees never fully offset these additional costs, but it does allow us to save more lives and cover expenses.

Adoption fees may vary dependent on the age of the cat or kitten along with other factors.

An adoption fee can end up saving you money! Shelters and rescue groups usually cover initial veterinary costs to prepare the pet for a new home. Adoption fees often include:

  • Veterinary wellness visit and exam $50-100

  • Spaying or neutering $150-400

  • Distemper vaccination $20-30×2

  • Rabies vaccination $15-25

  • Feline Leukemia/FIV test (for cats) $30-50

  • Flea/tick treatment $50-200

  • Microchip $25-80

  • Deworming $20-50

  • Collar and an identification tag $5-10

TOTAL: $425-880 (Few shelters or rescue groups would ask this much for an adoption fee.)

Ready to adopt?

Some things to keep in mind.

  • You must be over 24
  • ALL pets in the home must be altered, unless medical reason with vet confirmation is the case.  This means if you are adopting a kitten and have dogs in the home, your dogs also must be altered.
  • Your residence must meet city and residential requirements for pets, such as number of pets allowed, etc.
  • If you are renting your home, you must show proof of landlord approval. Please review your rental agreement.
  • If you have had a vet in the last 5 years, let them know we will be calling them to discuss your pet(s)
  • Don’t forget to check out our adoptables! If you find one you would like to welcome into your home let us know! We also recommend attending an adoption even to find your next furry friend!

Make a Difference


Looking for opportunities to help? You may be able to foster a cat or dog while we look for a permanent home.


If you can’t adopt or foster one of our cats or dogs, you can help them get what they need by making a donation.