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Adopting a new pet is one of the most exciting times ever!  Our staff and volunteers will do their very best to help you find just the right match and to ensure the adoption process is as easy and smooth as possible.  Please review the adoption guidelines below.  You may then submit your adoption application online through the links below.  We also have paper applications available at the Shelter, but we encourage you to submit your application online.  This allows our Adoption Committee time to review the application and discuss any questions they may have prior to your visit.  


We are scheduling adoptions by appointment only and do have strict requirements.  You are welcome to stop at CCHS to spend time in Kitty City or visit the Dog Kennels during our open hours.  We will assist with pet introductions and walk-in adoptions as time allows.  Priority is given to scheduled appointments, so you may need to wait until a staff member is available to assist you. If there is not time available, we'll be happy to schedule an appointment for you to meet the animal(s) you are interested in.  Thank you for your patience!  

Basic Guidelines


1 - Spaying or neutering will be done prior to adoption.


2 - Cats must leave in a carrier / dogs on a leash with a properly fitted collar.  We do not allow prong collars.


3 - Be sure you can come during our open hours: 12-3 pm Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat


4 - To adopt you must be 18 years or older 


5 - If renting, written landlord permission is required


6 - We do long distance adoptions, but do not ship or transport pets. 


7 - If you cannot keep your adopted pet, we ask that it be returned to our Shelter.


8 - Processing may take up to 24-48 hours.


Am I approved?


Completed applications are reviewed by our Adoption Committee and the most appropriate home for that particular pet will be chosen. It is not "first come, first served" situation.  All applications will remain on file for 3 months. We try to contact all applicants, but due to limited funding and volunteers, sometimes only the chosen family can be notified (emailed/called).  If you are not notified it doesn't mean your application was not acceptable, it may just mean someone else was chosen from the many applications submitted for that pet.  We want the best matches so these pets are not homeless again. For "high demand" pets, applications pour in, unfortunately only one family can get the pet, so several others will be disappointed. To show you've read our entire process, enter the words "we care" when asked on the application if you have read our process.



Thank you for considering one of our special pets!

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