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Pet Adoption Program

 

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Check out our adoptable (and adorable) pets

 The links below showcase just a few of the dogs, cats, and other pets at the shelter who are waiting for new homes. There are plenty more waiting at the shelter who are just as adorable and also in need of loving guardians.

Before falling in love with a pet, make sure you familiarize yourself with the adoption process, fees, and other information provided below.

 

Dogs   Cats     Other pets 

 

What You Should Know About the Adoption Process

 

Before adopting an animal into your home, we will ask you for some information to help us ensure the well being of the animal you wish to adopt, and to ensure the same for any pets that you may already have at home. We always encourage potential adopters to think about all of the responsibilities and expenses associated with owning a pet because we want to ensure that adopters are up to the task and ready for the commitment for the life of the pet. Once you have determined that you are ready to share your home with a pet, the next step is visiting the shelter to meet the animals awaiting new homes.  After visiting with the animal that you are interested in, you will have a counseling session with a staff member who will inform you of the history, special needs, and food and exercise requirements. Feel free to ask questions about spaying or neutering, house training, obedience training, controlling fleas and ticks, and anything else of interest. As part of the adoption process, you will be asked to complete the following steps:

  • Complete paperwork and answer a few questionsIFB-adopt-me-dog 
  • Show proof of identity
  • Read and sign an adoption contract
  • Pay the appropriate fees (see "Adoption Fees" below)

Adoption Fees

 

Species   Fee   Species   Fee  
Puppy (<6 mos) $173.50 Ferret $28
Dog (>6 mos) $143.50 Rabbit $30
Senior Dog (>8 yrs) $78.50 Pocket Pet $3
Kitten (<6 mos) $110 Parakeet $8
Cat (>6 mos) $95 Cockatiel $30
Senior Cat (>8 yrs) $50 Parrot $500
    Macaw $1000

Dog and cat fees cover the veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, de-worming, vaccines, disease screening (heartworm for dogs, FeLV for cats), license, microchip identification, initial dose of flea control, a free starter bag of Hill's Science Diet food, and a free health exam voucher.

 

 

  

Adoption Discounts

  • 2-Fur-1 Cats: Adopt one cat, get second cat free, year round.
  • Senior Person Discount (For non senior animals) 
    • $108.50 for dogs
    • $65.00 for cats
     
  • Senior Animal Discount (For non senior citizens)
    • $78.50 for senior dogs
    • $50.00 for senior cats
     
  • Seniors-For-Seniors Program
    Any person over the age of 60 can adopt any animal over 8 years of age at no charge. License fees will apply for dogs.

Special Promotions  

December Special:

All dogs and cats are 50% off the entire month! Come on down and find your new best friend.

 

Hours & Location

Questions?

Have questions about adoption or any of the animals you see? Call the office at (585) 428-7274, email us, or visit us (and the animals) in person. Also, check out our quarterly newsletter to learn more about what's happening at Animal Services.


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