Adoption Requirements & Fees


Thank you for considering adopting your new furry family member from FAAS!

You must be at least 21, have valid state-issued identification, be allowed to have a pet where you live, and submit an application (see below).

Please be prepared to spend at least one hour completing your adoption. FAAS believes in an adoption process that carefully matches the lifestyle and expectations of our adopters with the needs of our animals.This helps ensure a successful adoption and that pets remain in their new homes for the rest of their lives.

When you express an interest in adoption, our staff will ask you questions about what you are looking for, your home, your lifestyle, and your household in order to suggest appropriate pets or to determine a specific animal's suitability.

We encourage you to get to know the animal in which you are interested. Ideally, everyone in the household will come down to the shelter to meet the potential adoptee. If you already have a dog at home, we require that your dog meet the new dog before the adoption is completed; a shelter representative will bring the new dog to your home for a meeting, or the dogs can meet at a park near the shelter if you prefer. We reserve the right to require these meetings to ensure our animals find a good forever fit. We also reserve the right to ask to see your rental agreement stating that you can have a pet. In most cases, pets can go home the same day.

We're sorry, but in order to find homes for our animals as quickly as possible, we do not place holds. 

What Your Adoption Includes

- Neuter

- Vaccinations

- A microchip

- Preventative deworming

- Flea control

- Free canine obedience classes

- 1 free vet exam

- Free post-adoption support. Once you are home with your new pet, do not hesitate to call FAAS with questions or concerns. We are here to help because we want the adoption to succeed just as much as you do!

Adoption & License Applications

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Dog Adoption Application (PDF)   Cat Adoption Application (PDF)    Pet License Application (PDF)


Adoption Fees

Dogs.  Puppies: $139. Adults: $111. Senior dogs (7 or older): $50

Cats. Kittens: $111. Adults: $89. Senior cats (7 or older): $40

Rabbits. $55

Guinea pigs, birds and other small animals: $11

Seniors for Seniors Program

If you are at least 62, there is no adoption fee for pets that are 7 or older.

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