We are currently only scheduling appointments for adoption with an approved application. Applications can be emailed in or done over the phone. Most of our adoption counseling will be done prior to meeting and visiting the animal (going over profile, medical, behavior issues, etc). We have received a high volume of calls for adoption, and are working with limited staff, so there may be a wait time until an adoption counselor responds to the inquiries. If you are unsure about what type of animal you are looking for and just want to look around, then this may not be the right time to adopt.
If you have been exhibiting signs of illness, traveled in the last 30 days (including to NYC) or have been in contact with someone showing signs of illness, then we ask you to refrain from adopting at this time. If you live in a state that is currently shelter in place, then we are asking people to refrain from applying to adopt at this time.
Our visitation room are sanitized between adoptions. And we ask all visitor to sanitize upon entering the building.
Many factors should be taken into consideration before choosing an animal to share your home and life, including how much time you and your family have to spend with the companion animal, how much money can be spent each month on food and other expenses, and how much space is available for the animal to live.
When adopting, you are committing to caring for the animal for its natural life. This commitment includes not only your love and time, but also a financial commitment for food, supplies, grooming and veterinary care.
All adopters must be at least 18 years old, have valid photo identification with current address and have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household—we encourage you to bring the entire family! If you rent, you will need your landlord’s approval.
Adoptions are done on a first come, first served basis, with an approved application. We strongly encourage folks to visit in advance to get pre-approved as some of our animals (kittens and puppies) are in very high demand.
If you have questions on a specific animal we encourage you to call, visit or email, we are happy to answer any questions. [Please note we cannot place a hold on animals via phone or email]
*All forms must be approved in person prior to adoption. Our counselors will go over any questions and help match you with an animal suitable for your lifestyle. Please bring a valid form of photo ID.