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ADOPTION INFORMATION

Thank you for considering adoption of an animal from our shelter!  The TTCHS strives to provide an adoption experience that considers both the needs and lifestyles of the adopter and the pet.  It is our goal to work with you and/or your family to ensure a match that will bring years of unconditional love and companionship to you and a loving forever home for the animal in our care.

THE PROCESS

  • Visit our facility at 180 Big Star Drive during normal hours of operation.  Allow plenty of time for your visit.  Our staff will be happy to guide you through the shelter and offer advice and information about each animal in which you may be interested.  We have both indoor and outdoor spaces affording you the opportunity to play alone with that special pet and see if its energy level and temperament is the best match for you and/or your family.
  • If you already have a pet, it may be wise to bring them along or come back soon to introduce them to your potential adoptee.  You are required to bring proof of current rabies and other annual vaccinations to protect the health of our pets and yours.  This is a good way to judge compatibility, but don’t set your expectations too high.  Not unlike people, most healthy relationships take a little work.
  • Once you’ve made your selection we will ask you to fill out an adoption application.  You may print, complete, and bring one with you to save time.
  • If the animal is over 6 months of age and has not already been spayed/neutered, we will schedule the surgery at the participating local veterinarian of your choice.  The adoption process will be completed, we will deliver the animal to the veterinarian on the agreed upon date, and you will pick them up from their office late that afternoon.
  • Animals that have already been sterilized, or are still too young for the procedure, may be able to go home with you on the day of adoption.  For animals under 6 months of age you will be required to sign an agreement stating that you will have them spayed/neutered by your veterinarian not more than 30 days after they turn 6 months of age.  You will be given a spay/neuter certificate to cover the associated costs.  Failure to meet the terms of this agreement could result in a fine and/or confiscation of the animal.

Try as we might, no online experience can ever match the opportunity to hug, snuggle, and play with what may very well become your new best friend.  Plan to invest at least an hour in the selection process - we promise the rewards will be great!

ADOPTION FEE

Cats & Dogs - $100   Small Animals
white kittens   • Rabbits - $10
  • Ferrets - $50
  • Guinea Pigs - $10
  • Hamsters - $5
   
   
   
   
   

WHAT’S INCLUDED

The adoption fee allows us to provide the following with each pet:

  • Spay/Neuter*
  • Rabies Vaccination*
  • Microchip with I.D. tag
  • First annual vaccinations
  • Deworming
  • Heartworm testing for dogs over 6 months
  • FIV/Leukemia/Heartworm testing for cats of all ages
  • 30 days of free ShelterCare Pet Insurance
  • Free physical examination within 5 days of adoption**

* Provided by the participating local veterinarian of your choice.

** Also provided by the participating local veterinarian of your choice and does not include treatments, tests, laboratory work, medications, or additional vaccinations.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Before falling in love with one of our animals, please make sure that you are:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • In possession of a valid photo ID showing your present address.
  • Allowed to have the animal in which you are interested where you live.  If you rent or lease, please bring written proof from your landlord.
  • Not adopting as a “gift” for someone other than a minor child.  Please bring the person for whom you are looking with you to the shelter.  They will be required to complete the adoption.
  • Willing and able to spend the time and money necessary to provide the training, medical treatment, and proper care for the animal over the course of its life.

Please note:  We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to anyone.  No animal will be adopted by persons having an extensive history of losing, giving away, selling, or having animals injured or killed by moving vehicles.  No animals will be adopted to those who mislead or fail to provide accurate information during the adoption process.

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