Pet Adoption

Why Choose Adoption?

Give an animal a forever home. Are you looking for a new furry family member? Our goal is to find each animal a loving home. Dogs, cats, and small animals of all ages, breeds, and sizes. Our experienced and trained animal care staff will work with you to match your lifestyle, provide you with information about adopting an animal, care, and cost requirements.

We provide a lot of care to your new family member before you take them home. As well as any veterinary care needed during their stay with us. After the adoption we encourage you to find a veterinary clinic so you can continue care and ensure your pet stays healthy.

Our Adoption Process

Step 1: Browse the Animals Available for Adoption

All of our adoption animals are temperament tested to help determine their personality, characteristics, energy level, playfulness and social interaction. Our caring and knowledgeable staff are available to guide you through your adoption experience, and help you find the perfect match!

Step 2: Complete & Submit A Pet Parent Profile

There may be a waiting period to review profile submissions. Adoption is not on a first come first serve basis as we are looking for the most suitable home for each animal. We are unable to hold pets and all information is required on your pet parent profile to proceed. If you know the name of which animal you are interested in, please include this information on your profile. All adopters are carefully screened, and random checks of adopted animals help ensure that new owners are managing any problems that may arise.

*Our Pet Parent Profile requests permission to speak with your current/past veterinarian – please contact them to allow the CDHS Adoptions Counselor to collect the required information for reference purposes*

Start Looking for Your New Family Member with Our Team!

To begin the process, please complete our online Pet Parent Profile Form.

Submit your Pet Parent Profile Online!

Step 3: Meet Your Match!

Once you have completed and submitted your Pet Parent Profile, only approved applicants will be contacted to arrange a meet and greet appointment. Completing your Pet Parent Profile does not guarantee approval for an adoption and does not commit you to adopt the animal. Your Pet Parent Profile allows us to check your references to assist us in finding our animals the right match. Appointments are booked with approved applicants only, to reduce the stress levels on the animals at the Shelter. All household members are required to attend the meet and greet appointment to ensure a good match.

Available animals at Satellite locations can be visited during those locations business hours without an appointment. Satellite locations do not have Pet Parent Profile Forms on hand. If you are interested in applying for a specific animal, please complete a pet parent profile form online.

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