Thank you for your interest in adoption a pet from the HSAC. The animals here at the HSAC come from families that can no longer care from them or are pulled over crowded shelters and rescue groups. Many of our animals come from other shelters and rescue groups from many different states and Puerto Rico. Once here, they are evaluated for temperament and medical issues. They are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, dewormed, and have had either a Heartworm/Lyme Test or Felv/FIV test (age appropriate). Typically, the medical care here for each of our animals costs HSAC from $200 to $500, or more for serious issues. While we work hard to screen out any potential issues, behavioral or medical issues can go undetected while the animal is in our care. The HSAC has a Veterinary Clinic that can provide preventative care by scheduling an appointment.
We work hard to ensure a good match between adopter and the pet looking for a home. The adoption process starts with an Adoption Pre-Screen Application. While anyone is welcome to visit the shelter and see what animals are here, an approved Adoption Application is required to take an animal out or to put your name as an interested party should the animal not be ready yet.
If you rent, we will need to see a complete lease with any pet clause.
If you own your home, we can typically access that record online or you can bring documentation with you.
If you have other pets, they will need to be current on veterinary care and need to come in for a meet and greet (dog) with a potential new animal.
You will need to provide your current veterinarian contact information.
Adoption fees include Spay/Neuter, Vaccines, Micro-chip, Leash, Collar, Dewormers, and testing for Heartworm/Lyme (dog) or Felv/FIV (cat).
Once we receive your application, a staff member will review it. This can take a few days, depending on the volume of applications received. We will contact you if there is additional information needed. Once approved, we will contact you and then you can more easily few our animals either now or in the near future. When you find an animal you want to adopt, we will again review the application to ensure the animal you have picked is appropriate for your home based on the information you provided on the application.