Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal from CSHS!

What is the adoption process like?

Once you decide on a pet that you are interested in adopting, fill out your adoption application on our website. If you do not have internet or computer access, you may visit our Adoption & Wellness Center during open hours to use our lobby computer to complete your application. Keep in mind that some animals may receive several applications and we do consider applications in the order they were received in our system. We call this “First Come, First Considered”.

Our adoption advocates will contact you within 2 business days to schedule a phone interview. If you are approved to adopt, the adoption advocate will forward your approved application to the foster home where the pet is being cared for, or our Adoption Wellness . If you are interested in adopting from one of our PetSmart partner locations, you can fill out your application directly with them! If you have not met the pet, we will schedule a “meet and greet”. CSHS will conduct same day adoptions whenever possible. Some exceptions may apply to this.

What are your adoption fees?

Adoption fees vary by age – each adoptable pet will have their adoption fee posted on their profile. In addition to the adoption fee posted, state and local sales tax will be collected as required. For your security and ours, only debit and credit card payments will be accepted for adoption fees. 

What is included in the adoption fee?

CSHS animals are brought up to date on the following preventative care before adoptions are finalized (as age appropriate):

  • Dogs:

    • Intake exam (includes Capstar, Frontline, Heartguard, Panacur, and other preventatives as needed)

    • Rabies Vaccination

    • Spayed/NeuteredDHPP/DHLPP vaccine (Distemper/Hepatitis/Leptospirosis/Parainfluenza/Parvovirus)

    • Bordetella vaccine

    • 4DX snap test (Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasma) 

    • FoundAnimals Microchip (automatically registered to new adopters)

  • Cats:

    • Intake exam (includes Capstar, Frontline, Heartguard, Panacur, and other preventatives as needed)

    • Rabies Vaccination

    • Spayed/Neutered

    • PRCC/FVRCP vaccine (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus/Panleukopenia/Chlamydia Psittacli) 

    • FoundAnimals Microchip (automatically registered to new adopters)

In addition to our standard schedule of care, sometimes our animals require additional medical attention. This could include dental work, urinalysis, fecal exams, heartworm treatment, skin scrapes, and occasionally emergency medical treatment. All veterinary services received by your new pet will be shared with you before the adoption is finalized, and you will receive copies of your pet’s veterinary records upon adoption.