Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is there an adoption fee? Adoption fees help cover the medical expenses we incur in caring for the animals we rescue. All animals adopted out are up-to-date with vaccinations and are spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
- Why didn't I get the puppy/kitten ? Our adoption process includes a home visit. We also ask for a both a veterinary and personal reference. We do not adopt out on a first come basis, but instead strive to find the right pet for the right family. This helps avoid the heartbreak of returned pets.
- Does my pet have to be spayed/neutered? Yes. Spaying/neutering has a number of health benefits for your pet including extending their life span. In addition to the health benefits of spaying/neutering, many less desirable behaviors may be reduced including roaming, marking and territorial aggression. There are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year in the US. Most won't be adopted and many are euthanized. Spaying/Neutering can significantly reduce this number. For more information, check out the ASPCA's Top Ten Reasons To Spay or Neuter Your Pet.
- Your adoption contract prohibits declawing my cat, why? Declawing a cat is mutilation and the pain remains long after the surgery. It is the equivalent of cutting off your finger at the first knuckle. Cats must learn to walk again. Clawing is a natural, healthy and normal behavior. Declawed cats often become more aggressive and are more likely not to use a litter box.