ADOPTABLE PETS Click below to view:
We do our best try to find new, caring, forever homes for the pets that are brought into the animal shelter or are surrendered to us. All of the animals put up for adoption have had a thorough general physical examination by a veterinarian to ensure they are as healthy as possible. They are all properly and completely vaccinated, dewormed and treated for visible parasites. All adoptees have been spayed or neutered for population control and to prevent having more unwanted, abandoned animals in our community. Pets are tested and assessed for behavioral conditions to prevent problems and decrease unacceptable safety risks. It is still very important to properly re-home new pets and slowly introduce them to your home. The adoption fee covers everything and is simply to help recover some of our costs. We need your support and help to keep the shelter operating.
ADOPTION FEES: Cats: Males = $150 Females = $175
Dogs: Males = $180 Females = $200
This is a great link to The Ultimate Guide to Dog Adoption
Click here to view our Pet Adoptions Agreement form
– After selecting your pet, we require you to fill out the adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee. After this is done your new family member will be ready for pick up in 24 hours. This gives you time to ready your home for a new addition and gives us time to make sure that any paperwork and services required are complete. If you change your mind in this 24 hour hold period your payment will be refunded to you. Choosing a pet is a big decision for you and your family but it is also a big life change for your new pet. Animals that are returned to the shelter due to poor planning and thought often are stressed and confused, which can make it harder for them to find another home. If you choose to return a pet after adopting it from us, there will be a surrender fee as listed below. If you need any help with helping your pet adjust to your home, please call us 780-352-7006 we are here to help you and your pet.
SURRENDERING or RELINQUISHING your pet to our Shelter:
IF you have a pet that you need to relinquish and can’t find a new home for you can surrender them to our shelter for a fee:
Dogs intact and not vaccinated $135 Cats not neutered or vaccinated $100 Pregnant Cats $120
PLEASE Phone 780-352-7006 first to see IF we have room to take in more pets.
PLEASE DO NOT ABANDON YOUR PETS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
Adopting an Older Pet They’re mellow. They’re house-trained. And they’re past the stage when they chew shoes. So why are older pets ignored at shelters?
“Puppies will always get adopted,” says Nuria Almeida, a volunteer at the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “It’s the older pets who have a tougher time.”
Older pets end up in shelters for many reasons, but the common misconception is that they’ve been given up because they’re problematic. The truth is this: Most animals in U.S.shelters were brought there for reasons completely unrelated to the animals themselves. People often adopt or purchase an animal on impulse and no longer want the responsibility. Or an owner may have died without making arrangements for the animal. A new baby, allergies, divorce or any change in income or lifestyle can all be reasons a perfectly healthy, happy animal ends up in a shelter. Would an older pet suit your family and lifestyle? Here are qualities to consider before answering that question.
Instant companion. Puppies and kittens require 24/7 care to break them in: think house-training, chewing and scratching, and sleepless nights. Older pets, on the other hand, already know the drill. Rather than use the newspaper for you know what, you can read it while your older companion sits by your side.
Mild moods. Older pets are calmer. They’ll still play with you, but they’ll do so more gently. Older dogs won’t tug on the leash or jump on strangers, and older cats are likely to keep off counters – and their claws off furniture. “Many shelters screen animals for specific temperaments and behaviors so you know exactly what you’re getting with an older pet,” Almeida says.
Kid-friendly. The workers at the shelter can tell you whether an older animal plays well with children, but they won’t know about puppies and kittens because these young animals have yet to be around kids. They may play too rough, especially with younger children.
Vet visits. Vet fees won’t necessarily be higher for older pets. Puppies and kittens need a series of shots and you may have to pay to have the animal spayed or neutered. By contrast, older pets typically require only biannual checkups. And if you’re considering a special-needs animal? The costs may be higher, but “shelters can provide a health evaluation so you can determine the financial commitment,” Almeida says. from IAMS adopt a pet website