Our Adoption Process
When you first arrive at our shelter you will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire. This questionnaire 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 find a match then we have you fill out an application which asks for a vet reference and a personal reference :)
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, we take more than one application per pet and submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be approved for adoption but 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?
Your Cats 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 Dogs adoption Fee includes:
spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, Bordetella vaccine, heartworm testing, deworming, flea treatment and a free starter bag of Science Diet Pet Food.
What will I get when I adopt?
We will give you copies of the animal’s medical records and any other information 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!
OUR MISSION The Scituate Animal Shelter exists to benefit both the companion animalsand people of our community by operating as a no-kill animal shelter that provides adoption/rescue services and meaningful outreach programs which advance the welfare of companion animals, serve our community, and make a positive impact on pet overpopulation.
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