Current Adoption Process
NOTICE 2/28/2021 — Due to the recent and sudden loss of one of our key staff members, our adoption process may take a bit longer than usual. Please be patient with us during this very difficult time.
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!
Note: We ask that you be prepared to bring home your pet within 24 hours of your counseling session.
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:
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 appropriate Adoption Survey below:
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 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 adoption survey.