Minimum Requirements For Adoption:
Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
If applicant rents, landlord must verify that the home is pet-friendly.
All pets in the home must be altered, up to date on vaccines, and seen for regular check-ups.
Nearby out-of-state applicants are welcome to apply, but must come to us to meet and pick up the animal.
If you're applying to adopt a dog and already have one in the home, we require a dog introduction before adopting.
Due to the medical and behavioral problems it can cause, 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.
Adoption Application Process:
Adoption applications are processed Monday through Friday and can take up to 4 business days to complete depending on how many we have and how quickly your references get back to us. After you're approved, we will contact you via email to set up a meeting. The email will include a copy of our adoption contract for you to look over, which can be signed electronically at the time of adoption. If we have not heard back from you within 3 days, your application will be put on hold. Make sure you have contacted your landlord, vet clinic, and references to let them know we will be in touch so that we can process your application as quickly as possible.
SFTS is considered a Working Shelter, meaning our facility is not set up to be open to the general public. If you're interested in meeting our adoptable animals, we hold an adoption event every Saturday at Petsmart (2216 East Springs Drive) from 10-2pm, but also have availability Monday through Friday at the shelter (1602 Blossom Lane) for approved adopters by appointment only . We accept all forms of payment including cash, check, and card, but prefer card. If you are adopting a cat, please bring a cat carrier. If you are adopting a dog, please bring a collar and leash. At the time of adoption, we will provide you with the animals medical records as well as coupons and information to help your new family member transition into their furever home.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Adoption Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org!