About Us

Adopting A Friend

Our Adoption Process

When you first arrive at our shelter you will be asked to fill out a brief Match Maker Survey.  This survey helps us to find the right pet for you.  Our adoption counselors act as “match makers” and will work with you to find the right match - for both you and the animal - based on the information you have given us.  If you don't find a match right away, we will hold your Match Maker Survey on file for several months while you continue your search.

Once you find a match, we will have you fill out an application that asks for a vet reference, a personal reference, and, if you rent, contact information for your landlord so we can verify you have permission to have a pet.

How long does it take to adopt?

Applications usually take 1-2 days to be processed. We reccomend that dogs go on a week trial adoption before being adopted. You're always able to return a pet if it doesn't work out. 

Once I submit an application am I guaranteed that animal?

No, submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be approved for adoption and we do take more than one application per pet.  However it's unlikely that more than one person will apply for a pet unless they're very popular.

Are there fees to adopt and what do I get for my money?

  • $100 per cat (over the age of 6 months)
  • $150 per kitten 
  • Up to $325 per dog but the fee for senior dogs or dogs with chronic medical issues may be decreased or waived.  Sometimes we will also request a training deposit of $100 that will be refunded when you deliver proof of completion of a basic training class.

Your Cat's adoption Fee includes:

spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, FIV/Felv testing, deworming, flea treatment and a free starter bag of Science Diet Pet Food.

Your Dog's adoption Fee includes:

spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, Bordetella vaccine, heartworm testing, deworming, flea and tick treatment and a free starter bag of Science Diet Pet Food.

What else will I get when I adopt?

We will give you copies of the animal’s medical records and any other information we have pertaining to the animal, along with a folder full of info to get you started and a goody bag. We'll start you off with some food, toys and treats!

Who We Are

OUR MISSION To improve the quality of life for both the companion animals and the people of our community by providing shelter and placement for homeless animals and support through community services and education!

 

Come Visit Us

www.ScituateAnimalShelter.org

You can visit adoptable animals or take a tour any time during our open hours. 

 

Tues and Wed 12-6
Thurs 3-7 and Sat 10-5

Contact Scituate Animal Shelter





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