Adoption applicants must complete a screening form as the first step towards acquiring a pet. Your application will be verified by staff who will explain the next step in your adoption process. All adoption criteria must be met before the adoption is approved. Once approved, you are under no obligation to complete the adoption if you change your mind.
All dogs and cats are required to be spayed or neutered. The first step to solving the pet overpopulation problem is to prevent contributing to it. The deposit you pay at the time of the adoption goes towards that surgery wherever you choose to establish a relationship with a veterinarian.
Pets are placed in the best possible home if there is more than one application pending. We cannot place a hold or accept a deposit on a pet. Adopters may only adopt 2 pets within a 30 day period.
We can and do adopt to out-of-area homes given that the pet is spayed or neutered before crossing county lines per Virginia state law and the applicant has physically interacted with the pet. We will not ship a pet.
How to Find a Good Match
Please take your time and consider your reasons for adopting. We have trained staff who can give you information on positive training, breed characteristics, temperament, activity level, and behavior. Please ask for assistance at the front desk, we’re more than happy to help you find a good match! If you are interested in a specific pet, note their name or intake number and inquire at (540)434-5270.
Small Rodents (Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Gerbils)
Seniors for Seniors!
People 55+ who adopt dogs and cats 7+
If the pet is intact: spay/neuter deposit only
If the pet is already altered: $30
What does the adoption fee include?
Felines: distemper/panleukopenia/rhinotracheitis-calici/chlamydia psittaci vaccines along with age-appropriate boosters, rabies vaccine (if old enough), flea/mite and internal parasite treatments, deposit towards sterilization surgery if applicable, and a microchip ID
Canines: distemper/parvovirus/parainfluenza/adenovirus and bordatella bronchiseptica vaccines along with age-appropriate boosters, rabies vaccine (if old enough), flea/mite and internal parasite treatments, deposit towards sterilization surgery if applicable, and a microchip ID
Mission: To promote respect, compassion, education and advocacy resulting in a humane and sustainable environment for all animals.
2170 Old Furnace Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Phone: (540) 434-5270
Fax: (540) 432-9509
PO Box 413
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
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