Adopt

Adopt a Dog, Cat, Barn Animal or Small Critter!

Current Adoption Process

We are excited to now offer adoptions both in person by appointment as well as virtually! Now it’s easier than ever to find your next family member. From the comfort of your home, you first select an animal and then set up either a virtual meet-and-greet or an in-person meet-and-greet (by appointment)! We are currently not allowing the public into the building to browse our animals, but we are very much still open for adoptions, and have many wonderful pets ready to be adopted!

STEP 1: MEET YOUR MATCH… ONLINE!

Find an animal you are interested in, who is either in our shelter or currently lives in a temporary foster home, by searching our online database of Dogs and Cats and Other Animals. Adoptable animals are viewable online, in real time.

STEP 2: SUBMIT AN ONLINE ADOPTION SURVEY

For those interested in moving forward with adoption, you would fill out one of our quick online surveys to let us know who you are interested in “meeting”, along with some information about your home and family. Online adoption surveys are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once received, an RV adoption counselor will reach out as soon as possible to discuss the animal with you and schedule either a video counseling session or an in person meet-and-greet with the animal.

If there is an animal you would like to learn more about or meet, please fill out the Adoption Survey below form:

DOGS

CATS

HORSES

BARN ANIMALS

STEP 3: COMPLETE ADOPTION COUNSELING

Then, an adoption counseling session will occur either virtually (by video call) or in-person with a scheduled appointment. During the virtual or in-person counseling session, the adoption counselor will review important background about the animal–including all medical and behavioral information we have on record. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions. We’ll talk about considerations to have when welcoming your newest family member into your home and other species-specific topics. We ask that you be prepared to bring home your pet within 24-48 hours of your counseling session.

STEP 4: ARRANGE PICKUP WITH FOSTER & TAKE YOUR ANIMAL HOME!

Once counseling is complete, you will schedule a time to come to the shelter to pick up your new animal, curbside! Please bring an appropriate means of transporting your animal to your home (leash, crate). Everything will be completely contactless and follow strict social distancing protocols.

Note: Most barn animal and horse adoptions require a home visit, so the counselor will review all necessary steps with you when they receive your application.

STEP 5: TAKE YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND HOME AND START YOUR NEW ADVENTURES TOGETHER!

View our animals who are currently available for adoption:

What Your Adoption Includes

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Microchip
  • Treatment for internal and external parasites
  • Appropriate vaccinations: DA2PP or FVRCP
  • Rabies vaccine for animals older than 3 months
  • All dogs receive a Bordatella vaccine
  • All cats are tested for Feline Leukemia
  • All dogs over the age of 6-months-old are heartworm tested
  • Full staff support
  • Free examination, donated by a participating veterinarian, and a packet of information on animal care
  • Geauga County Dog License (dogs only)
  • Free access to our Behavior Hotline at (440) 338-4819. For Dogs, use ext. 43; for cats use ext. 42

How Much Does It Cost?

HERE’S A LIST OF SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR PETS AND THEIR ADOPTION FEES:

Cats

  • 6 Months and Under – $100
  • 7 Months to 7 Years – $55
  • 8 Years and Older – $5
  • At Rescue Village for 90+ Days – Name your price!

*Microchip is included in adoption fee.
*Cats must go home in a secure carrier. Box carrier may be purchased at Rescue Village for $5.

 

Dogs

  • 6 Months and Under – $230
  • 7 Months to 7 Years – $130
  • 8 Years and Older – $40.75

*Microchip and county license are included in adoption fee.

 

Rabbits

  • 6 Months and Under – $40
  • 7 Months and Over – $30

*Adopt a pair for the price of one.

 

Small Animals

*Prices vary depending on species

 

Barn Animals

    • Pigs – up to $200
    • Horses – up to $500
    • Goats – $50
    • Chickens and other farm birds – Price varies

For adoption fees for Senior Citizens ages 60 or older, please visit our Pets for the Elderly page.

Learn more about our Animals Currently Up for Adoption

Don’t forget to check back often! Our website operates in real time so as soon as someone is adopted, their profile is pulled from the website. New animals become available every day!