Find an animal you are interested in adopting online or on location. Our team can help you decide the perfect match or you can check out our adoptable animals yourself.
Either call to make an appointment or visit the Adoption Center. Any animal in foster (which is noted in the location area online) needs to schedule a meet and greet. Any animal at our Adoption Center can be met during our open hours.
Complete an Adoption Profile. This will be a simple form about current animals in the home, lifestyle, and contact information. Our team will give a brief interview to make sure the fit is perfect!
Visit with your potential pet. If you have another dog in the home, dog-to-dog introductions will happen in our play-yard. We have an outdoor and indoor meeting area, depending on weather and animal type. You will have time to ask questions and meet your new friend! If you are looking to adopt another dog, we ask that you bring your current dog for an introduction supervised by our behavior team.
Go over any medical history. Our medical staff helps every animal that comes through our doors. All adoptables are up-to-date on shots and spayed/neutered.
Sign the contract and take your new family member home! You will be asked to review and sign a contract outlining the responsibilities of pet ownership and will be given copies of paperwork you’ve signed. Then, that day, your new family member goes home with you!
Each animal's fee is dependent on medical, age, and breed. Please view our adoptables for exact fees.
Dogs and Puppies
$100.00 to $800.00
Cats and Kittens
$75.00 to $200.00
$25.00 to $50.00
Included in the adoption fee:
Spay or neuter surgery for cats, dogs, and rabbits
Medical examination for general good health
Preliminary vaccinations, deworming, and a rabies vaccination when age appropriate
Microchip identification implant and registration for cats and dogs
Post adoption medical exam from a participating veterinarian or through the HSWC Wellness Clinic
Free pet health insurance for 30 days
What if I need more time to decide if I want to adopt a certain companion?
No problem! Interested adopters may place an animal on hold for 24 hours for $50.00. This fee applies toward the adoption price but is non-refundable. Holds can be made in person or over the phone. We DO NOT allow choice holds to be placed on animals 6 months old and younger.
What types of payments are accepted?
Payment may be made with cash or credit cards. Checks are not accepted.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes! We offer a 10% discount for Senior Citizens over the age of 60 and15% discount for military service personnel.
We also run various promotions so check the home page for up-to-date pricing!
It wasn’t a good fit. What’s the exchange policy?
We want to make sure every fit is perfect for both the pet and the family. The adopter may exchange for another pet within 30 days from the date of adoption. The adopter is allowed 60 days to choose another pet with help from our team.
Depending on circumstances, exchanges may be limited.
We strive to place all healthy and safe animals.
We require spaying/neutering of all pets in accordance with State law.
We require that all pets receive proper veterinary care (annual exam, vaccinations and rabies).
We do not permit the adoption of an animal for someone else.
We do not permit the adoption of an animal by anyone under 21 years old.
We do not place dogs to be used solely as guard, fighting or hunting dogs.
We do not release any animal for research or experimental purposes.
We require proper identification be kept on all pets in the form of collars, tags, and/or microchips.