ADOPTION PROCESS

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STEP ONE

Browse all our adoptable animals online or visit the shelter. Every animal in our care deserves a loving home. Our goal is to match every animal with the right family.

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STEP TWO

Select the animal you are interested in visiting with and ask the staff about behavior and personality of the animal.

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STEP THREE

Fill out an adoption application and spend time with the animal to make sure it is a good fit for your family and lifestyle.

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STEP FOUR

Set up a meet and greet with other pets in your family (if applicable) to ensure compatibility.

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STEP FIVE

Celebrate! You are now ready to take home your new family member!

ADOPTION
REQUIREMENTS

PLEASE NOTE

You must be 18 years or older, have a curent photo ID, and have a verifiable address to adopt. If you rent we will need to verify with your landlord they accept animals on the property.

ADOPTION FEES

Puppies (9 months and under) – $300
Dogs – $150
Silver Paws Club Dogs (7+ years old) – $75
Lonely Hearts Club Dogs (Long-term residents) – $75
Kittens (4 months and under) – $100
Cats – $90
Silver Paws Club Cats (7+ years old) – $45
Lonely Hearts Club Cats (Long-term residents) – $45

Rabbits – $40
Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice, and Rats – $20
Guinea Pigs – $20
Ferrets – $40
Birds – vary by species
Other species – please call for pricing

All cat and dog adoption fees include: feline leukemia test (cat), heartworm test(dog), age-appropriate vaccinations, deparasitizing (external and internal), grooming (if needed), microchip, and the required spay or neuter surgery.

ADOPTION APPLICATION

An adoption application is required prior to adopting an animal. You may fill out an application online, to be processed prior to meeting with the animal you are interested in adopting.

ADOPTABLE ANIMALS

ADOPTION PROGRAMS

Pets for Vets

Reduced fee adoptions for Veterans

Owning a pet can lift your mood and help you feel less stressed. CVHS provides discounted adoption services to local area veterans looking for a companion animal. We hope the value of the companionship from these animals will be an even greater factor for our area’s veterans.

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Cat Companions

No cost adoption for the elderly

Pet ownership offers many physical and emotional benefits and CVHS believes in the positive impact pet companionship has on a seniors life. Cat Companions will provide discounted adoption services to seniors  interested in adopting a companion cat with CVHS.

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Barn Cats

Cats suited for the outdoors

Cats that have histories and temperaments better suited to an outdoor lifestyle can be successfully placed with caring owners as working cats. These cats may live in a barn, stable or other outdoor setting where they have a “job” and a better quality of life. CVHS will help match potential adopters with a barn cat at a discounted fee to be placed in a safe and comfortable environment.

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