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What is Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley’s adoption process?

Standard adoption fees (may vary): Adult Dog Medium or Large $150.00 Senior Dogs $75.00 Puppy $300.00 Adult Cat $50.00 Kitten $150.00 Adoption Process At this time we ask the public to respect the importance of keeping our staff safe and ask that you wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. 1) Look on PetFinder to view all of our animals that are ready for adoption. 2) Check our hours of operation, especially during the holidays, to make sure we are open. 3) When you arrive we typically have you walk around to see if an animal may be a good fit. 4) Talk with an adoption counselor to discuss the animal you are interested in then answer any questions you may have about the animal or our organization. 5) We have meet and greet rooms for both our canines and felines so you will get the chance to interact with a potential pet. 6) Fill out an Adoption Application. You must have a valid government issued photo ID that verifies you are 18 years or older and reflects your current address. If your photo ID reflects a different address you must provide a current utility bill with your name on it. 7) Adoption counselors approve adoptions based on a “best match” basis not on a first-come basis. Management reserves the right to deny an adoption based on our policies for adoption. 5) Adoption counselors check all applications against a registry of previous animal neglect and/or abuse. 6) Pay the adoption fee and sign a contract detailing expectations of care for your new family member, 7) Adoptions are typically the same day so come prepared with a collar AND leash for a dog and a carrier if you are adopting a cat. All animals are altered before adoptions are finalized. 8) Discuss your new pet’s medical records, Trupanion pet insurance, puppy and/or kitten socialization, and go over any special notes with the adoption counselor. 10) Have your “Gotcha Day” photo taken to remember the adoption day! 11) Adoption fees include an exam by a Veterinarian, spay or neuter, a free follow-up wellness visit at a partner veterinary clinic, microchip, initial vaccinations, dewormer and preventatives. Please call on us if you have any questions once you get home or if your adopted companion has health concerns within 14 days of adoption. We appreciate that you chose to adopt from Humane Society, Tennessee Valley.

What is Ruth’s adoption fee?

The adoption organization hasn’t provided fee details on this pet yet, but you can reach out to them directly for more info.

Is Ruth good with kids?

We don’t have that info from the adoption organization yet, but you can reach out to them directly for details.

Is Ruth good with other animals?

That information hasn’t been provided by the adoption organization yet, but you can reach out to them directly for more info.

When can I meet Ruth?

As soon as the adoption organization has a chance to review your information, they’ll reach out with next steps and timing.

When can I adopt Ruth?

Time to adopt varies, but typically adoption organizations require an official application prior to adoption. If you’re a match, they’ll reach out with next steps and timing.

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