First, you need to fill out an application. Applications are available on our “Applications/Forms” page. You can fill them out and submit them online. Each form is two pages in length and all required fields must be completed. When you have finished filling out the form, just click the "Submit" button and your application will be emailed to us. Although it helps to be the first person to file an application for a pet, this may not guarantee that you will actually be the chosen adopter. Our first concern must always be finding the best situation–for our adopters, and for our adoptable pets.
Once you have been approved to adopt an animal, we will make an appointment with our contracted veterinary care provider (Red Barn Veterinary Service) to have your pet spayed or neutered. Spaying/neutering our adopted animals is required by the State of Kansas. You will need to complete an adoption agreement form and pay the adoption fee. Our adoption fee is posted at the shelter, and is subject to change. Paperwork and fee payment must be completed during our weekday hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday, 11:30am to 5:00pm. Saturdays are for visiting and viewing only; no adoptions will be completed on those days, unless prior arrangements have been made. Special situations, such as adopters who live far away or are unable to leave work or school during weekday business hours, are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. We are excited that you are adopting from us, and want to make it as easy as possible!
Once your paperwork is completed and spaying/neutering is done, you can take your new pet home. Usually, you can pick up your pet the next day following surgery, either at the veterinarian’s office or at the shelter. Some adopters choose to have their pet spayed/neutered with their regular veterinarian. If you do not use the services of our contracted vet and take your pet out unaltered, there will be a spay/neuter deposit of $50 (in addition to the adoption fee). The $50 deposit is refundable when you submit proof of spay/neuter, which must be done within 90 days. In this case, you would also be responsible for all spay/neuter charges. Some of our long-distance adopters find this option preferable to making two long trips.