All guests interested in meeting one of our pets must provide SAHS staff with a valid photo ID, be a minimum of 18 years of age, and provide an Acceptable Proof of Residence, please refer to the list provided by the Adoption Team. Guests under the age of 18 are unable to meet our pets unless accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Before applying to adopt, we ask all visitors to first socialize with the pet for at least 20 minutes to help ensure compatibility. Under special circumstances you may be required to spend longer than 20 minutes with a pet. When you’re ready to move forward with the adoption process, kennel staff will direct you to the front lobby where you will complete an application and sit with an adoption counselor for review.

We would like you to have the opportunity to get to know our pets before they get to know yours. For the safety of your pet(s) and ours, we suggest that you please leave your pet(s) at home. Please speak with our staff about setting up a dog introduction. All dogs coming into our shelter need to be up to date on their vaccinations (rabies, DAPP, bordetella). Please bring your vaccination record.

Depending on the number of applications pending, the wait to meet with an adoption counselor can range between 30 minutes to 2 hours. Depending on wait time, we are currently utilizing text message alerts for visitors who wish to leave our campus while they wait.

Adoption fees for Dogs:
Puppy Under 1 Year - $150
Dog 1 Year and Over - $75

Fees vary for our Guardian Angel and Ambassador pets.

Adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccinations, microchip, de-wormer, flea and heartworm prevention, complimentary wellness exam and follow-up care (within 14 days of adoption) at any VCA Animal Hospital.

For more information, see How to Adopt, email or call 210-226-7461.