Adoption Fees: Fees vary per animal based on a variety of factors including but not limited to age, breed, sponsorships, expenses, etc. All fees include vet check, vaccinations, rabies, deworm, heartworm test for dogs, feline leukemia/AIDS test for cats, and spay/neuter unless otherwise indicated in the pet's description. If a pet is too young to be spayed/neutered at the time of adoption, state law requires a bond be levied. This bond is $50 and is 100% refundable upon proof that your new pet has been spayed/neutered no later than 6 months of age. Spay/neuter is mandatory for all animals & will be closely monitored. Adoption Application and a signed Adoption Agreement are required for all adoptions.
Adoption Screening Process: Our goal is to place our rescued animals in homes that best suit the animals' emotional & physical needs. These needs vary from animal to animal, so there are no "specific" requirements (i.e. fenced in yards, no young children, etc.). Prior to completing an application, we strongly encourage you to look beyond the cute face in the picture... please read the pet's bio carefully to ensure he/she sounds like a good match for your family. To respect the privacy of our foster homes & to ensure the safety of the pets in our care, visits with pets & their foster families are arranged only after an application has been given the seal of approval by our adoption coordinator. An Adoption Application must be completed & emailed back to us (preferred & most timely); faxed or snail mailed applications are also accepted but might take longer to process. Once your application is received, it will be forwarded to our adoption coordinator for review, and you might be contacted by phone or email to answer additional questions. Your veterinary & personal references will likely be contacted. And finally, a home visit will be scheduled, which entails a volunteer scheduling a time to come to your home to meet your family & see where your new pet would be spending his days & nights. We strive to complete this process & notify potential adopter's within 48 hours, but it could be less or more depending on workload & how long it takes to get in touch with references.
Animal Welfare Assistance Services (AWAS) - Providing financial aid to families in need of assistance for animal care.
Anti-Tethering and Chaining Program (ATCP) - Humane education for improving the quality of life for chained or tethered animals.
Shelter and Rescue Support Program (SRSP) - Financial Aid for the medical expenses of homeless pets.
Be Aware, Responsible and Kind (BARK) - Provides speakers for adult organizations on community animal welfare issues; Dog Bite Prevention and Pet Care Programs for groups, schools, or YMCA and County Summer Programs; Stringers (freelance writers) for articles on community animal welfare issues; literature for pet owners on pet care, behavior, and community issues; and behavior and pet care counseling via email or telephone.
If you can provide a homeless dog or cat with food, water, shelter and lots of TLC to physically & emotionally prepare for placement into a permanent loving home, please contact us for a Foster Family Application.
Please call Montgomery Co. Animal Control at 931-648-5750