Thank you for considering adoption!

We have covered common questions regarding our adoption process below, but should you have further questions please contact us!

The majority of our dogs and cats come from animal control facilities (aka “the pound”) with high euthanasia rates. These facilities must euthanize for space regardless of whether an animal is adoptable or not. Additionally, we accept owner surrenders as well as strays.


  • Puppies (8 weeks) to 6 months: $400
  • 6 months to 8 years: $250
  • 8 years and up: $150


  • Kittens up to 6 months: $125
  • Pair of kittens: $200
  • 6 months to 8 years:  $100
  • 8 years and up: $75

There’s no such thing as a “free pet.” Medical procedures performed by the animal shelter would cost well over $300 at an animal hospital. We never make a profit off of an adoption fee. Our adoption fees cover age-appropriate shots/vaccinations, deworming, heartworm test (dogs over 6 months), FIV/FeLV test (cats), microchip, spay/neuter and includes a free veterinary exam at Preiser Animal Hospital within two weeks after adoption.

We accept cash or credit card at the time of adoption.

Yes, every dog and cat is spayed or neutered before going out the door except in cases where a preexisting condition (such as Heartworm in dogs) must be treated prior to the surgery.  In these cases, we allow the pet to go home on a contract and be brought back at a later date to be fixed.

You must be 21 or older to adopt with a valid government-issued ID.

Any person that lives in the house with a prospective adopter must meet the animal before it goes home.  Also, if you are looking to adopt a dog and already have one or more at home, we need to do at least one onsite “meet and greet.” Please note that if you are coming in for a meet and greet with your dog you must bring its vet papers showing that it is up to date on vaccines.

We do not do same day adoptions. We want to thoroughly review each potential adopter’s application, and we also want the prospective adopter to be able to go home and think about this big decision they are making. Also there is often a wait while the animal is being treated for a medical issue and/or awaiting spay/neuter.

We adopt to neighboring states within a reasonable distance, not to exceed 100 miles. Keep in mind that because we do not do same-day adoptions, there are potentially two or more round-trips to the shelter that an adopter will need to make.

Yes, we always take our animals back! This is also stated in the adoption contract.


When you adopt from a no-kill shelter, you save two lives. The animal you adopt and the one that replaces him.