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Are you ready to adopt?

Many of our animals that come to us came from unstable or neglectful living environments. These animals need the time, love, and care of their new adopter and for their adopter to be patient throughout the process. Adopting an animal does help our shelter, but we want you to be fully prepared for the big lifestyle change it will be on your family.

  • You must be at least 21 years old to adopt one of our pets. We do not adopt anyone living in student housing. 
  • Are you willing to be patient and fair with your newly adopted animal?
  • Are you ready to be responsible for the animal physically, emotionally, and financially?
  • Are you willing to consult local trainers if there are behavioral issues?
  • Are you willing to work through issues that may arise with your current pets?

Adoption Fees:

        Sponsor Pet (our discretion) $250

These pets may be set at a higher price to offset the expense of a long stay with us,  the need to bring in a different vet, or a medical evaluation that cannot be done in our shelter.

Puppy (0-12 months) $200

Adults (1-5 years) $175

Senior (6+ years) $85


Applications can be printed and filled out at home, and returned to us via email. Just take a picture of your completed application and send it to [email protected]! It takes up to 24 hours to process an application in email or in person- please keep in mind we are closed Sunday and Monday. We will then schedule a time for you to visit the pet to make sure it is a good fit for you and your family.

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All of our dogs are listed from longest to shortest in the shelter. Please keep that in mind when looking for your forever friend. To start the adoption process come in and visit to find your new family member. If you’re having trouble picking a dog, our staff/volunteers can assist you with finding a good match for your family and lifestyle. After you have chosen your new forever family member, you will need to complete a written adoption application.  All of the people living in your home will have to come and visit before final application approval is given. If you are adopting a dog, all other dogs in your home will have to come in for a meet and greet supervised by our kennel staff to ensure it’s safe to introduce another dog to your resident pets. Do not bring your animals into our shelter to meet our pets without the supervision of our staff!! 

Additional Information is available about each dog if you select their photo below.

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