Adoption includes microchip and registration, spay or neuter operation, broad spectrum parasite control, and the first vaccines. A collar with an ID tag with a 24 hour hotline goes home with the cat or kitten. Leukemia test is an additional $15.00. A Combo Test Felv/FIV $25.00.
Adoption includes spay or neuter operation, collar and identification tag with disposable leash, microchip and registration, the first distemper/parvo vaccine, kennel cough vaccine, and basic dewormer if needed. Your puppy may need a series of vaccines that we do not provide as he grows older. In the case of young puppies, spay or neuter will be performed between 8 and 12 weeks of age.
We have a slightly higher fee for dogs or cats that are easily adopted. The smaller dogs often have the highest adoption fees. The higher fees on the "easily adoptable" pets help us to keep the harder to place pets until they too find a home. The same vaccines, collars, microchips, etcetera are provided with every dog adoption.
Adoption includes the spay or neuter operation, collar and identification tag with disposable leash, microchip and registration, the first distemper/parvo vaccine, and basic dewormer if needed.
We sometimes promote the adoption of adult cats with reduced fee adoptions. Ask about the Senior to Senior program for dogs and cats and reduced fees for cats that have been with us a long time.
Watch for seasonal and special-event pricing specials throughout the year!
Combo test $25.00
Feline leukemia test $15.00
Before You Visit
When you come to the adoption center to adopt a pet, we'll ask for the following: Proof of home ownership or a pet-friendly rental agreementPhotos of your home, yard, house number, and nearest street (for out-of-county adoptions)A meet-and-greet with your own dog, if you have one, to determine canine compatibilityBefore you visit, please prepare! We want to match you up with the perfect pet.
The Dog / Puppy Adoption Process
The dog adoption process begins when you come to the adoption center to visit our dogs. Plan to stay for a while, taking our dogs out for walks. Since our volunteer and staff hours are limited, we cannot adequately exercise each dog every day. Taking some time to exercise the dog you're interested in can really pay off by revealing his or her true personality!
Our staff will be more than happy to share any information we have on our animals. Before walking any dog you will be asked to sign in at the front desk using your name, phone number and driver's license. If you are looking for a canine addition to your home and already have a dog, we strongly urge you to bring your dog to the shelter for a "meet and greet". Please be sure your dog is up-to-date on vaccines. Once you have made your decision, come to reception and request that a qualified Animal Care Specialist conduct the "meet and greet". No visitor is allowed to conduct a "meet and greet" without an Animal Care Specialist in attendance.
Once you have made your choice of pet you will be asked to fill out an application. We are not a "first come, first served" facility. Most of our dogs have multiple applications. The decisions will be made by looking at the needs of the breed and individual involved, and the best environment for that breed and individual. We ask all potential adopters to research the breed and seriously consider whether they are going to be able to meet those needs. Remember each breed or mix will have their own particular needs, energy level, and habits. Shelter staff conduct canine temperament assessments and can often advise you on a the suitability of your choice.
All animals are spayed or neutered before leaving the facility. If the pet is a stray, they must have been at the shelter 72 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) before they are available for adoption.
If you live outside Skagit County, you will be required to bring pictures of your house with a visible house number, pictures of your fenced yard, closest road, and immediate neighborhood. Your yard pictures must show the entire fence so that the staff can assess its security. We do not accept out of county checks, but do accept cash, VISA or Mastercard.
The cat adoption process begins when you come to the adoption center and visit our cats. Plan to spend some time here getting to know our many feline residents. Our staff will be more than happy to take any cat you choose to a visiting room so that you can become better acquainted. Our staff will also be happy to share any information we have on our cats.
We have two roaming rooms at this time. One is populated 24/7 by a group of social felines. Feel free to open the door and go right in. We ask that you are careful coming and going so that no cats escape! All the cats in the roaming rooms have been altered and tested Felv/FIV tested negative. Some have been microchipped.
If you are adding a second cat to your home it is strongly suggested that you have your new cat Felv/FIV tested at the same time it is altered. Your Adoption Specialist will discuss this with you at the time of adoption.
We ask that you use hand sanitizer between cats for their health.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by phone or by email.