Cares4Pets on Facebook

Pet Adoption


Frequently Asked Questions

What is your adoption process?

First, please email us and let us know a little more about your living situation. This helps us match you up with one of our animals. It's helpful if you let us know where you live and tell us about the members of your family or roommates that live with you. We also like to know about your pet history (especially breeds, length of time you had them, where they came from, etc) and if you currently have any pets. Many of our dogs are "special needs", and our goal is to find them the home that is the right match. Sometimes this means no small children, no other pets, a quiet home, a busy home, or another pet is important for them to have a friend. We are happy to provide you with this information about the pet you are interested in, just email us.

After matching you with a potential pet (or maybe a few choices) we will either set up a phone conversation or a meeting (alone or with other potential families - a "meet and greet") with the foster home and the pet(s). After the meeting you will fill out our email application, and we do a home visit. Our final placements are usually done at the beginning of a weekend or another time when the family can be home to help the new pet get settled. You will sign an adoption contract at the time of placement. We usually check in via email a few days, a few weeks and a few months after placement, we are available for post-adoption "trouble shooting" visits any time during the process and for the life of your new pet.

What is your adoption fee?

Our adoption fee includes a lot of care - all of our animals are microchipped, with one year registration included, spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines (but may need boosters while in your care, especially puppies and kittens), dewormed, tested for feline leukemia and FIV (cats only), tested for heartworm, lyme, ehrlichia and anaplasma (dogs only), started on flea/tick and heartworm prevention, and are given any other medical care necessary. The retail cost of these services is substantially more than our fees, which are not adjusted according to what we pay for the animal's care. Cats $100 Dogs $195

Where do your animals come from?

Since we are all involved in the veterinary field we are overwhelmed with animals in need. Some are surrendered to us because their owners are unable to care for them or are unable to afford their medical bills. Others are behavioral cases that are in homes that are not a good match for them and need to be placed in homes that can work on their issues with them. Many also come from overcrowded shelters in the area or are stray animals that find us.

How many animals do you place in a year and what is your capacity?

We can only rescue as many animals as we have space available for, so consider fostering for us! Right now we have space available for about 15-25 animals at a time. We generally place between 100 and 150 dogs and cats per year.