When admitted for adoption, each animal is given a thorough examination by a veterinarian. Dogs are tested for Heartworm/Ehrlichia/Lyme diseases if old enough, and cats are tested for FIV (feline "AIDS") and FeLV (feline leukemia). Age appropriate vaccinations and flea/heartworm prevention are given, and the pet is treated for intestinal and external parasites. Additional problems are treated on an individual basis. All animals are microchipped and spayed or neutered prior to adoption. In the first 30 days after adoption we offer a complimentary physical examination, nutritional assessment and wellness consultation to help make sure that the new adoptee has the best start in life in their new home. The current adoption donation for dogs and cats is $165.00. Vaccinations for the first year after adoption are discounted by 20%.
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The first step in adopting would be to come by our facility to meet our orphans in person to see if the animal that you are interested in is a good match for you—after all, a very large part of the adoption process is based on finding the right chemistry. There are a lot of good people, and a lot of good animals, but that doesn’t mean that they automatically go together and selecting the right animal for your particular household is a very personal decision.
If you find an orphan that you feel is right for your family, you will then need to fill out an adoption application. After submission of an adoption application, the animal is placed on hold while we process your application. Processing of an adoption application can take as little as 24 hours or as much as a week or even longer if there is any missing information on the application.
Once an adoption is approved, there is an adoption agreement to be filled out and a goody bag for us to review before se