Adoption Process

The goal of our adoption program is to match our animals with loving, responsible, lifelong homes. Please take a moment to read about our adoption policies below and learn how the adoption process works.  If you have any questions about the adoption process, please feel free to call us at 802-484-5829.

As a prospective adopter, when you come to the shelter to find a pet that you would like to adopt, we will ask you to complete an adoption application. Adopters must be at least 21 years of age.  Some of the information that we ask you to provide is:

If you rent your home, we will need your landlord’s name and address.

If you own your home, we will require a copy of a tax bill or mortgage statement.

In the absence of those documents, we will call your town clerk to verify your ownership.

If you have previously owned an animal, we will need the name and telephone number of your Veterinarian.

It can take, at minimum, two days for us to process your application and verify your information. As part of the application process, we will ask that all members of the household come to the shelter. If you currently have a dog, we will discuss scheduling a staff-assisted meet and greet. When all steps of the application are complete, we will discuss with you the details of taking your new pet home.

Fees

Dogs: $150.00 Puppies: $200.00
Fees include:
Spay/Neuter
Distemper vaccination
Rabies vaccination (if over3 months)
Worming
Heartworm Test (if over 7 months)
Flea Treatment
Kennel cough vaccination
Fecal exam
Microchip
$25 off 6-week dog training session

Cat: $100.00 Kitten: $125
Fees include:
Spay/Neuter
Distemper vaccination
Rabies vaccination (if over 3 months)
Worming
FELV/FIV test
Flea Treatment
Fecal exam
Microchip

Apply online to adopt a dog or puppy.
Apply online to adopt a cat or kitten.

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