Adopt

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

Current Adoption Process

Due to COVID, we have changed our adoption process. To keep our staff and the public safe, we cannot allow anyone into the building to browse or meet the animals. We’ve had great success with this process during COVID thanks to our amazing Adoption Counselors, who are with you every step of the way for coaching and guidance! We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Please read through the following Adoption Process steps carefully:

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 animals. Due to COVID, 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!

Dogs available for adoption

Cats available for adoption

Other Animals available for adoption

Adoptable animals are viewable online in real time.

STEP 2: SUBMIT AN ONLINE ADOPTION SURVEY

For those interested in adopting an animal seen on our website, fill out one of our quick online surveys to let us know what specific animal you would like to adopt. Online adoption surveys are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the survey is received, an Adoption Counselor will reach out as soon as possible to discuss the animal with you and conduct a counseling session to ensure the adoption is a good match for you and the animal.

Please fill out the appropriate Adoption Survey below:

DOG ADOPTION SURVEY 

CAT ADOPTION SURVEY

HORSE ADOPTION SURVEY

FOWL ADOPTION SURVEY

PIG ADOPTION SURVEY

SHEEP/GOAT ADOPTION SURVEY

POCKET PET ADOPTION SURVEY

STEP 3: COMPLETE ADOPTION COUNSELING

An adoption counseling session will occur either by video call or over the phone. 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. We ask that you be prepared to bring home your pet within 24 hours of your counseling session.

STEP 4: DOG MEET & GREET

If you are adopting an adult dog (not a puppy), we can schedule outdoor meet & greets with adopters. Also, we require a meet & greet with your current resident dog(s) to make sure they are compatible.

STEP 5: ARRANGE PICKUP & TAKE YOUR ANIMAL HOME!

Once counseling is complete and you would like to move forward with adopting the animal you filled out a survey for, we will schedule a time to have you 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 contact-less 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 adoption survey.

STEP 6: TAKE YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND HOME AND START YOUR  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!