How to Adopt

Interested in adopting? Our goal is to always find a good match for both the pet and the adopter. This results in matches that are significantly more likely to succeed for both your household and the animal you are adopting.

Please visit our available animals’ pages to see the list of our adoptable animals. This page is in real time through a direct link with our shelter database so check back often.  Keep in mind that you may see an animal listed that is already in the adoption process, so please have a few possible options if the animal you have chosen is no longer available at the time of your visit. We try to update the website to include a description of each pet, but if you have any questions, we encourage you to email us or give us a call. We recommend that you fill out an online application prior to visiting us during our normal business hours.  If you just stop by to visit us during our adoption hours, we will do our best to accommodate you but may ask you to wait in the lobby or set you up for a later time or date.

All potential adopters sign in when getting to our facility:

  • Dog meetings take place outdoors, with an Adoption Counselor bringing the dog out to meet you. Time is spent reviewing the dog’s profile, including behavioral and medical information, and determining if it is the right fit for the pet and the family. We do not allow the public to free walk in the kennels.
  • Cat adopters will check in at the front desk and be shown our different cat areas to free roam. If you are interested in adopting anyone, you may come to the desk to get a staff member who can go over with you the adoption process.

Note, if a pet already has an adoption appointment reserved, you may not be able to view him/her. Adoptions are processed every business day, appointments take priority then on first come, first served with approved application.

SAVE MONEY AND SAVE A LIFE.
ADOPTION IS THE BETTER OPTION.
ADOPT DON'T SHOP!

Adoption Option Purchase from a store or breeder
Your friend for life $50 - $1200 $400 - $2000
Sterilization surgery Included $150 - $250
Vaccinations Included $33 - $75
Feline leukemia and FIV test Included $50 - $75
Deworming Included $10 - $20
Transition support Included Good luck!
TOTAL $50 - $1200 $643 - $2420

Adoption is nearly always the better financial choice when compared to purchasing from a store or breeder. In addition to being a good financial choice, our goal is to always find a good match for both the pet and the adopter. This results in matches that are significantly more likely to succeed for both your household and the animal.

In order to help you find the most appropriate pet for your household, we ask that you:

  1. Complete a short survey about your home and lifestyle.
  2. Be sure to include your landlord’s number, we will call for approval.
  3. Bring by as all members of your family as possible to meet the pet. (Certain pets, we do require that ALL members of the household meet the pet.)
  4. If you have another dog, we require a Meet & Greet.

It’s important that your new pet is compatible with all the people and pets in your house; we do our best to determine the adoptable pet’s ability to adjust to your lifestyle. We evaluate each adoption on a case-by-case basis and may ask you to visit us several times to meet with the dog or cat prior to completing the adoption.

Please email any questions about adoptable pets to our Adoption Counselors at: info@syvhumane.org

SAVE MONEY AND SAVE A LIFE.
ADOPTION IS THE BETTER OPTION.
ADOPT DON'T SHOP!

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