If you are in a hurry we suggest you visit when you have enough time to go through the following steps.
(About forty minutes to an hour or more)
You will be asked to complete an Adoption Consideration Form if you see a pet that you are interested in adopting. (You can do this prior to visiting by emailing us the form or print it out and bring it with you). We will ask that the form be completed prior to hands on visitation with any pets.
An Adoption Counselor will go over your completed form and answer questions you may have regarding the pet of interest as well as informing you of the pets history, temperament and specific needs such as exercise requirements, pending medical needs (if any), outdoor cats verses indoor cats etc. We reserve the right to refuse an adoption.
All pets are adopted under an SFA adoption contract. You will be asked for photo identification. An adoption fee must be paid to help balance the cost of spay/neuter, vaccinations, parasite testing/treatment, grooming, housing and more. The money also acts as a donation to help support the organization as a whole so we can continue to help more animals in need.
We want you to understand how hard it is for SFA to have a pet returned to the shelter because the pet doesn’t work out in the adoptive home. For the pet it is devastating to come back to the shelter to be homeless and unwanted — again!
When we, together, take the extra time and do our best to make this choice the right one for your family, then we have made an even better choice for the pet. We cannot always be 100% but together we can try!