adopt a pet?
Adoption will not only save the life of the pet you are adopting but will also make room and free up precious resources for another animal that the shelter will take in. Adopting an animal from CAReS is the best way to help the shelter continue its work. CAReS is meant to only house animals temporarily, and in order to be able to help more animals in need, CAReS must find loving adoptive homes for the animals they take in.
Find out how to adopt a pet quick & easy
How do I adopt a pet?
You are about to make a very important decision. Owning a pet means providing essentials such as a balanced diet, litter, licensing, socialization and vaccinations. Remember, providing a home and care for a pet is a lifetime commitment.
Step 1 – Adoption Questionnaire compatability-questionnaire-cats compatability-questionnaire-dogs
Step 2 – Conversation
Step 3 – Meet and Greet
Step 4 – Finalizing the Adoption
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Are there any adoption requirements?
Our goal is to find wonderful homes for the pets under our care. In order to ensure that we have found wonderful homes we will go through the following procedures. Same day adoptions are not encouraged but can be arranged for adopters travelling from out of town if we have previously been in contact with them and reviewed their questionnaire. We will put holds on pets once a questionnaire has been submitted but are not first come first served; we want to ensure the best fit for the pet. CAReS can, at its sole discretion, determine the best fit and determine if there is not a fit. As payment we only accept cash, paypal or certified cheque. We have a 21 day grace period in which any pet can be returned for a full refund (provided the health record is also returned). We want to make sure both the pet and the family are happy with the match.
How to avoid picking the wrong pet?
Several times our CAReS staff and outside adoption experts have covered how to pick the RIGHT pet for your home. We do like focusing on the positive actions you can take, but it’s important to know what to avoid doing too! So we’ve matched some common mistakes that can result in picking the wrong pet, with some suggestions of how to avoid making them.
Vet Q&A: Are pets for adoption healthy?
Make no mistake—a “second-hand” dog is in no way second-rate. Most CAReS pets available for adoption are healthy, affectionate animals. Any dog—young or old, mixed breed or purebred—will likely need some training or retraining to learn how to fit into his new household and become your cherished companion. However, CAReSs evaluate a pets behavior when he arrives, and this information can help you determine what kind of training your new pet needs.
NEW Barn Cat Program
BARN CAT PROGRAM
CAReS has recently implemented a Barn Cat Program. Barn cats are cats that cannot live as house pets. There are several categories, and requirements for both cat and prospective owners.
The Full policy can be found at: Barn Cat Policy 2016
The Application can be found at: Barn Cat application 2016
Please read the Policy carefully and complete the Application in full. Completed Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals wishing to surrender an animal should be urged to check with other rescue agencies or to advertise the animal for adoption prior to filling out a surrender form for either a dog or a cat surrender.
Please read the surrender-policy-2016 for more information about how CAReS handles surrender requests.
DO NOT bring the animal to the Shelter until the Surrender has been approved.