Adoption Policies and Fees
Adoption Fee: $50.00
The subunit should require that each
interested person complete an adoption application. This
application should include two personal references and one
veterinary reference. The application should include, but not be
limited to, the following points and questions:
- List the
number of pets, by species, which have been owned in the past
- Were all
of the cats and dogs owned in last 5 years spayed/neutered?
- Did any
of the pets listed above die? If so, for each deceased pet,
please identify the cause(s).
The application should explicitly state the
must show proof that the landlord will allow the pet(s).
- The pets
must be kept indoors.
with fences are preferable for dogs.
pet(s) must be spayed/neutered before homing or arrangements
must be made to have them spayed/neutered after homing.
vaccinations must be up to date.
must not be used as guard dogs, hunting dogs, racing dogs, or
for experiments or fighting.
Declawing is NOT permitted. A brief explanation should be
provided (forever in pain, etc.).
- If the
owner is no longer able to keep a pet, the pet must be
returned to the rescue group. If the rescue group no longer
exists, then CFA must be contacted.
adoption fee amount. This fee must be paid before the pet is
released to the applicant.
- If the
check for the fee bounces, the rescue group may require that
the pet be returned.
steps of the adoption process.
Where feasible, for the veterinary reference,
the subunit should verify the statements in the application. The
following questions should be submitted to the veterinarian:
- In the
past 5 years, were all pets brought in for annual wellness
exams and shots? Yes No
- Were all
dogs tested for Heartworms and kept on Heartworm medication
since the test? Yes No
- Is the
applicant someone you would like to see adopt a pet? Yes No
The subunit should review the application and
the information provided by the references. In order to approve
the application and complete the adoption process, the following
steps should be taken:
a telephone interview with the applicant to verify the content
of the application.
application is approved, introduce the family to the pet(s).
an in-person interview with applicant and the family.
the pet(s) to the home and conduct a home visit.
contact information in case the family have any questions.
The following steps should be taken after the
adoption is completed:
a follow-up visit to the home (recommended but not required).
follow-up phone calls and offer training suggestions if
Please meet a lovely family of girls who
are ready for adoption.
These kitties were rescued from the streets
in Somerville near a construction site.
Two sisters, Missy, Oreo and her daughter,
have been spayed, vaccinated against
rabies and have tested negative for FIV and FLV.
Won't you open your heart and your home for
this lovely family?