Congratulations on taking the first step towards saving an animal when they need it most! Adopting a shelter dog or cat can be an extremely rewarding and exciting experience. Not only are you adding a new member to your family, but you are also saving a life that has been previously cast away. It is important that you and your family are prepared for the life-long commitment that comes with adopting a pet. To make sure you are ready for adopting, ask yourself these questions: Can you commit to caring for this animal for its entire life? What will you do with the pet if you have to move? Will you be able to afford unexpected medical bills for your pet? Will you have the time and resources to help correct any behavioral problems that the pet may have? These are just a few of the situations that may come up during the life time of your pet. If you have any doubts that you would not be able to properly care for a pet in the situations above, it may not be the right time to adopt a pet.
Why adopt from a shelter?
Adopting a shelter pet can be a much different experience than adopting from a breeder or pet store. While some shelter dogs and cats have been abused or neglected the majority of animals in shelters are there because of “people reasons”, not because they have done anything wrong. Things like divorce, lack of time, and financial problems are the most common reasons why pets lose their homes. When you adopt a shelter dog or cat you are giving them a second chance at life and being the hero they deserve! Some of the great things you’ll experience when you adopt from a shelter:
- You’re saving a life that others have given up on
- Adopting a shelter pet is much less expensive than buying a pet from a store or breeder. In addition, all Haven dogs and Cats are spayed or neutered and receive all appropriate inoculations
- You won’t be supporting puppy mills or stores that put profit ahead of the welfare of the animals
- Building lasting memories by adding a new 4 legged friend to the family!
When you meet a dog or cat that you would like to adopt you will be asked to complete a short Adoption Application. One of our Adoption Coordinator will then review your application and speak with you before finalizing the adoption process. While we want all of our dogs and cats to find loving homes, we are NOT the adoption police. We are not trying to find the perfect homes for each of our animals, but simply a good match for both the animal and the adopter.
Our adoption fees are an integral part of helping us continue to care for animals in need. This cost covers are wide range of services that would be much more expensive if done independently by an adopter. Everything from boarding and day to day care to emergency medical services is factored in when setting our adoption fees.
Click here to view a list of what is included in our dog adoption package!
Dogs: The adoption fee for dogs is $90. This includes the dog being spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies, kennel cough, distemper, de-worming, nail trimming, medicated baths, and monthly flea preventatives. All dogs ages 6 months and older are tested for heartworms. If they are positive, they are treated by one of our professional veterinarians we partner with. If negative, we administer monthly heartworm preventive while at The Haven.
Click here to view a list of what is included in our cat adoption package!
Cats: The adoption fee for cats is $65. This includes the cat being spayed or neutered, test for Feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia, vaccinations including rabies, de-worming, nail trimming, and monthly flea preventative. Cats are also tested for heartworms and if negative, receive monthly heartworm preventative while at The Haven.