Minimum Requirements For Adoption:
Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
If applicant rents, landlord must verify that pets are allowed.
All pets in the home must be up to date on their rabies vaccine.
Out-of-state applicants are welcome to apply but must come to us to meet the animal
Adoption applications are processed Monday through Saturday, excluding major holidays, and it typically takes 1-2 days to get approved depending on how many applications we have waiting to be processed. After you're approved, we will contact you via email to set up a meeting. Be sure to check your spam folder! If you have any questions about your application or the adoption process, please contact Danielle, our Adoption Coordinator, at !
Due to the medical and behavioral problems it can cause, such as lameness and litter box aversion, SFTS does not condone declawing and our adoption contract prohibits it. If you want a declawed cat, please consider adopting one who has already been declawed. We are more than happy to talk to you about healthy alternatives to declawing as well, such as nail caps and scratching posts, and will teach adopters how to trim nails. If you're interested in learning more about declawing and the negative side effects it can cause, please read Cat Declawing: The Price of Convenience.
I already have an approved application or have adopted from you in the past, do I need to submit another? No! Simply email or call to let us know which animal you're interested in and if your email, home address, vet, or phone number has changed.
Does SFTS conduct home visits? Due to time restraints, limited resources, and safety concerns we do not conduct home visits nor do we ask for pictures/videos of your home.
Do you offer financial aid or discounts to seniors, vets, & low income individuals? SFTS is a non-profit that receives no state funding and relies solely on grants, donations, and adoption fees to operate so we're unable to offer discounts at this time. However, adopters who complete a training class within 4 months will receive a $25 rebate, and we are more than happy to work with adopters on overcoming financial obstacles. Below is a list of local resources that may be helpful!
Do you offer trial periods or foster-to-adopt? Due to limited resources and for the safety of our animals, our organization is unable to offer these options at this time.
What are your adoption fees? Depending on the breed and age, cats are $53-$106 and dogs are $238-$500. Our adoption fee always includes each animal being spayed or neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, and tested for heartworm or FIV. New adopters also receive a free nail trim and free goodies from Petsmart, Mounds, and Tabby & Jacks!