The City is partnering with local window replacement company Renewal by Andersen to promote the adoption of adult pets from the Rochester Animal Services Verona Street Animal Shelter. As a result of Renewal by Andersen’s sponsorship, adoption fees for adult dogs and cats at the Verona Street Animal Shelter will be reduced by 50 percent through the end of May.
The promotion is focused on adult pets, which represent the majority of occupants at the animal shelter. Discounts are limited to the first 30 adult dogs and first 60 adult cats.
The adoption program will also create space at the shelter as the warm weather leads to more intakes.
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.
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 questions
- Show proof of identity
- Read and sign an adoption contract
- Pay the appropriate fees (see "Adoption Fees" below)
Puppy (<6 mos)
|Dog (>6 mos)
|Senior Dog (>7 yrs)
|Kitten (<6 mos)
|Cat (>6 mos)
|Senior Cat (>7 yrs)
Dog and cat fees cover the veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, de-worming, vaccines, disease screening (FeLV for cats only), license, microchip identification, initial dose of flea control, a free starter bag of Hill's Science Diet food, and a free health exam voucher.
- 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 (>7) (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 7 years of age at no charge. License fees will apply for dogs.
Check back for future promotions.
Hours & Location
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.