Adopt an animal

So you’re looking to adopt? You’ve come to the right page. Let us help you find your next best friend!


How does it work?

Adoption Procedure:

  • Find your perfect pet!

    Stop in to our facility during viewing hours each day after 1 p.m. to see available animals or check out our Facebook page or Petfinder to look at all our available companions.

    After seeing an animal you are interested in adopting, we ask that you spend time with the animal along with an adoption counselor to discuss whether the animal’s breed and personality will fit your lifestyle.

  • Fill out an adoption application.

    Fill out an application ahead of time by clicking here and bringing it with you. If you choose to fill in the application by hand, please make certain to print legibly, if we can’t read your handwriting we may not be able to process your application.

    If you wish to fill the application out on your computer, we strongly recommend making certain you have Adobe Acrobat installed as the application was designed to be form fillable and may only work correctly in Adobe Acrobat. You can also print it out and fill it in that way as well.

    • Please make sure you fill out all fields. Any areas outlined in blue or with blue text are staff only please leave those areas blank.

    • We will not accept applications mailed, emailed, or messaged to us. We will only accept applications in person and only during visiting hours.

    • You must have a specific animal in mind, we do not accept general applications nor do we have waiting lists.

    • You must physically meet with the animal you are interested in adopting before we’re able to put that animal on the application.

    • In order to process your application faster, we recommend bringing in proof of current rabies and distemper vaccinations for any resident cat(s) and/or dogs.

    You can choose to have your application filled out by a caregiver while meeting with the animal you are interested in adopting if you do not wish to fill one out ahead of time.

  • Hooray! You got the call and you’ve been approved! Now what?

    If your application is approved, CRHS staff will call you within 24 hours to schedule an appointment to return to CRHS to complete the adoption process and take home your new best friend! You should plan for 20 – 30 minutes to complete the adoption paperwork and pay the adoption fee. Remember to bring a collar and leash or a secure carrier for your new companion animal.

    • We strive to send home an adopted animal the same day if time permits. If not, you have a 3-day window to pick up the adopted animal.

  • Adoption Contract Requirements:

    • New companion animal’s first health exam (within the first 14 days)

    • Rabies vaccination and licensing up to date (within 30 days of adoption or reaching 5 months of age).

    • Licensing is required at time of adoption for any animal that has a current rabies vaccination

    • Spaying/neutering your new companion animal (within 30 days of reaching 6 months of age.)

    • A staff member will contact you within a few weeks, via phone, to see how you and your new companion animal are getting along, and to listen to your feedback about our adoption process.

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