Adopt

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

Current Adoption Process

Come visit us during our new open hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-4pm!

We have changed our adoption process and  appreciate your patience and understanding.

Please read through the following Adoption Process steps carefully:

MEET YOUR MATCH!

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 animals.

Dogs available for adoption

Cats available for adoption

Other Animals available for adoption

Adoptable animals are viewable online in real time.

VISIT THE SHELTER to view our cats and dogs

If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog, we are currently open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11-4pm. When you arrive, you can submit an adoption survey for the animal you are interested in!

Adoption surveys are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Adoption surveys must be submitted by 3pm. On very busy days, we cannot always guarantee same-day adoptions due to staff availability.

NOTE: For animals that are in foster, interested adopters can fill out the online survey located in the animal’s bio on our website. Once the survey is received, an adoption counselor will give you a call to conduct a counseling session and if it’s a good fit, will make an appointment with you to meet the animal!

COMPLETE ADOPTION COUNSELING

During the counseling session, the adoption counselor will review important background information about the animal–including all medical and behavioral information we have on record. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and express any concerns you may have. We’ll talk about considerations to have when welcoming your newest family member into your home and other species-specific topics.

Note: If you are adopting an adult dog (not a puppy), we may require a separate meet & greet appointment with your current resident dog(s) to make sure they are compatible prior to adoption.

For Barn Animals and Pocket Pets

Please fill out the appropriate adoption survey below and an Adoption Counselor will call you to make an appointment:

HORSE ADOPTION SURVEY

FOWL ADOPTION SURVEY

PIG ADOPTION SURVEY

SHEEP/GOAT ADOPTION SURVEY

POCKET PET ADOPTION SURVEY

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 adoption survey.

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!