Cat and Small Animal Adoption
You do not need an appointment to come in and adopt a cat or small animal during our open hours. Adoptions are on a first-come, first-serve basis; we cannot put adoptable pets on hold. (Rare exceptions may be made for medical or behavioral needs.)
We are delighted to welcome the public back into our shelter. In order to maintain the safety of our staff, volunteers, and the public, the capacity inside our building is capped at 20 guests. With this in mind, we are asking visitors to limit their time visiting with adoptable pets to half an hour.
Get a head start on the adoption process by filling out an Adoption Questionnaire before your visit. This form tells us about your home and what type of pet will suit you best. It will save you time during your visit to the shelter.
Adoptable dogs are shown outside, as we are unable to host the public in our dog kennels. In addition to adoptable pets, our dog kennels house strays, dogs involved in law enforcement situations, and emergency boarding clients in our Safe Housing Program. In lieu of visiting the dogs in their kennels, you can view all of our adoptable dogs on our website or via a binder in our lobby, and then tell staff which you would like to meet.
While you do not need an appointment to visit our shelter during our open hours, we are unable to guarantee that staff will be available to show our dogs to walk-in adopters. If you would like to guarantee your ability to visit with our adoptable dogs, you can do so by scheduling an appointment. The first step is to fill out our dog adoption questionnaire, found here:
After you’ve submitted your questionnaire, staff will contact you to verify your application and send you a link to schedule an appointment. If the dog you are interested in does not require multiple adoption meetings, please come to your appointment ready to take them home that day. We are currently unable to place holds on our adoptable dogs. Even if you do not plan to schedule an appointment, filling out our questionnaire ahead of time can help speed things up when you are at the shelter.
Email [email protected] with questions about adoptions or individual animals.
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Looking for someone special? Check out these adoptable pets being sponsored by the community.
Find a great pet: Heartland’s Sponsored Pets
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