To begin the adoption process, fill out an application. Applications are available either at the shelter or on-line.
You can visit the animals at CCHS and get an idea on if their personality will fit into your household.
Same-day adoptions are allowed on already altered dogs and cats. Dog owners should bring their dogs to meet the adoptable dogs. You should also have landlord information available, a leash/collar for dogs, and a cat carrier for cats. If you pick an animal that has not yet been altered, you will have to wait for the surgery to be performed before taking it home.
CCHS has the right to deny any application for any reason.
Consider Adopting an Adult Cat or Dog
Puppies and kittens are fun and cute, but they are usually a lot more work to care for than an adult animal. Also, they mature quickly, often in a few short months. Here are a few of the positive points for adopting adult animals:
- Puppies and kittens will need house-training. Many adult animals are already house-trained.
- Most shelters have more adult animals in a wide variety of breeds and personalities.
- Adult animals are less delicate and are able to ward off sickness better. They have often been vaccinated and even spayed/neutered.
- Puppies and kittens are usually more destructive and energetic than adults. In today’s busy households, an older, calmer animal may be less disruptive of your schedule.
- It’s just not true that you can’t teach an old dog (or cat) new tricks. In fact, older animals have usually been taught at least the basic rules and commands and maybe a few special tricks they’d just love to share with a new family.