Adoptable animals & application
Click the "ADOPTION APPLICATION" button on this page to fill out and submit an application online. This is the only application we accept; submitting an inquiry on PetFinder or Adopt a Pet does not constitute an application (however, if you do so, we will email you a link to our application). Scroll down toward the bottom of this page for other options to submit an application and an explanation of our adoption process.
NOTE: Some adoptable animals may be awaiting a biography or photos and may not yet be listed here.
ADOPTION APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Fill out an application online by clicking the "ADOPTION APPLICATION" button on this page or via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctAHx5RB5SJ5XOAcPr2EELhSMc3VS9F0wILFNzVcPcNIs1gw/viewform
Or, download an application as a Word doc or PDF. These can be emailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off at the shelter. Paper copies are also available at the shelter. Please note this is the only application we accept; submitting an inquiry on PetFinder or Adopt a Pet does not constitute an application (however, if you do so, we will email you a link to our application).
2. We will process your application by calling your veterinarian and personal references. How long this takes depends on how quickly we can reach them. You can help expedite this process by letting them know we'll be calling from the number 570-376-3646.
3. We will inform you of your application's status, usually in a few days to a week. Even if the animal you hoped to adopt goes to another home, you still may be approved to adopt another animal. We attempt to match animals to homes that best fit their personality/needs and vice versa.
NOTE: You do not have to apply for a specific animal on your application. You can submit it as a "pre-application" for a certain size, age or breed of animal, and if approved, we can contact you if a possible match arrives at the shelter.