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Animal Shelter Information

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Adoption

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At any one time our shelter houses dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and a small number of other adoptable animals, such as birds and rabbits. Our animals are held for seven days upon arrival. This holding period gives us ample time to locate an owner if there is one. If animals remain unclaimed, they undergo an assessment of their health, temperament, and behavior for adoption purposes.

Dogs and cats that come available for adoption are seen by a veterinarian, bathed and groomed, vaccinated, de-wormed, micro-chipped, and neutered/spayed, in addition to receiving any other needed medical treatment. The animals put up for adoption are healthy and have no serious behavioral problems.  They will remain in the care of staff and volunteers until they go home with their new families.

In all our adoptions, our goal is to place our animals in the most appropriate matches possible–matches with the greatest chance of permanent, rewarding, and loving relationships between animals and owners. For this reason, and for the protection of both our animals and the people who adopt them, our adoptions are governed by an application and approval procedure and by certain adoption criteria. This approach to adoption has kept our return rate at close to 5%. In contrast, the national average of shelter return rate is nearly 50%.

Wally
WallyWallyWally
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Adult, Male, Large
Simone
Simone
  • Chihuahua, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Baby, Female, Small
Leon
Leon
  • Chihuahua, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids

Timid but very sweet View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Norman
NormanNorman
  • Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs

Norman is 1 1/2 yrs old white terrier mix. neutered male he is very shy until he gets to know... View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Pappy
PappyPappy
  • Pomeranian
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kidsSpecial Needs

Pappy is a 10 yr old pom. very friendly and playful has a back problem so probably not good with... View full description »

Senior, Male, Small
Doc
DocDoc
  • Puggle, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

1 1/2 yr old puggle neutered male shy at first View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Sparky
SparkySparkySparky
  • Border Collie, Akita, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids

Sparky is a big active dog. needs a secure fence. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large

Adoption Procedures

Our adoption procedures are designed to make sure that both you and the animal you adopt are in the very best situation possible. Here’s how the adoption procedure works:

Included with each adoption:

Cats & Kittens

Note: All cats adopted must leave in a carrier (Yours or you may purchase one for small fee)

Dogs & Puppies

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