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The Adoption Process

Adopting a pet is a serious commitment. We strongly encourage anyone thinking about adding a four-legged family member to do their research and be prepared to welcome a new member into your family.

You must be at least 21 years old to adopt from Little Shelter.

What to expect: 

Upon arriving at Little Shelter you will be given a short pre-interview form to fill out. The adoption counselors will show you the pets you are interested in as well as pets that fit your household and lifestyle.

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  • All household members must come to Little Shelter to meet your new pet.

  • Upon finding the ideal pet for you, you and the adoption counselor will place the animal on hold for 24  hours.

  • Little Shelter does not do same day adoptions. 

  • During this time our adoption counselors will check two personal references for the adopters as well as perform a veterinarian check. 

  • If you have a landlord, we will check your building's policies on pet ownership.

  • If you have a another pet an interaction is required. This is usually the last step in the adoption process. 

  • Upon completing this process, the adopters will come back the next day and take their newly adopted pet home and will get to take a family photo with their pet. Congratulations!

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