Adoptions are the mainstay of our purpose. For those interested in adopting one of our dogs, the process starts out by filling out our adoption forms. While we don't want to come across as intrusive with the application, we do ask a lot of questions. This will help insure that the animal will be a good fit in the potential home. Our friendly shelter staff are familiar with the dogs and can help guide the applicant in picking out a dog that will work best in the applicant's home.
The adopting party must be 21 years of age before we will consider placing one of our animals to the potential home. Once an application is submitted, a staff member will contact the references listed. We require a vet reference if applicable and 2 personal references. If the applicant is renting, we require written proof that the animals are permitted.
Once everything has been verified on the application, it is sent to our board members for review. The application must be approved by two board members. Following that a staff member will contact the applicant to let them know if they have been approved or not. Often, this takes a few days to complete to ensure that our animals finds the best possible home.
Adoption fees are $150.00
The adoption fee covers the dog's spayed/neutered (if the dog is age appropriate), microchipped, vaccinated (including rabies), tested for heartworms, dewormed, and treated for fleas and ticks. This is all included in the adoption fee. The animal will also be given a physical exam and temperament tested. The adoption fee also covers any other medical and housing costs prior to the adoption. The adoption fee is non-refundable however, the HCAS will waive the intake fee if the pet is returned within 30 days of adoption.
Non Spayed/Non Neutered $90.00
You will take your pet to your vet for any required booster vaccination or other medical care.
You will always provide adequate food, shelter, and confinement (protection to not roam free). You will be loyal and love the dog for its entire life. If you should have to remove the animal for any reason from your care, you will notify the HCAS immediately.
The HCHS recommends that you keep the newly adopted pet isolated for up to 5 day after arrival in their new home.