Adopt

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider adopting an animal from a shelter:

  • You save a life…times two! By adopting a pet, you not only save the life of that animal, you save a second life by creating space in the shelter for another animal in need.
  • Many of the animals are already housebroken and have basic training.
  • The animals have already been spayed/neutered and received basic veterinary care.
  • Shelter animals make great pets. They are not throwaways. Many of them got lost, were abandoned, or were given up due to unfortunate circumstances.
  • Shelter animals provide the same physical and mental health benefits as any other animal up for sale from a breeder or pet store.
  • Adopting an animal creates less demand for puppies and kittens, which helps to shut down puppy mills and unscrupulous breeders.

WCGHS works hard to find homes for every pet. Our adoption counselors will work with you to make sure you and your new pet are the right fit.

Are you ready to add a new member to your family? Consider adopting!

Adoption criteria:

  • Adopter must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo ID.
  • Renters must provide a copy of their Renter’s Policy (or written letter from landlord) stating specific guidelines for what type of animals are permitted on the property.
  • All members of the household must agree to the adoption and meet the pet prior to finalizing the adoption.
  • You must meet any special requirements that have been set for the specific pet you are interested in adopting.

Adoption process:

  • Interested parties must submit an Adoption Application.
  • Applicants that meet the basic requirements for adoption will be contacted to schedule a meet-and-greet at WCGHS.
  • A home visit may be required for animals with special needs.
  • Once you are approved, and have paid the adoption fee, you are free to take your pet home!

Adoption Fees

DOGS

Up to 6 Months Old

$400


7 Months to 2+ Years Old

$300


3 to 6+ Years Old

$200


7+ Years Old

$100

CATS

Up to 6 Months Old

$125


7 Months to 2+ Years Old

$80


3 to 6+ Years Old

$60


7+ Years Old

$40

PLEASE NOTE: County and/or City animal licensing fees are not included.

We offer a 15% discount on adoption fees for Cats, & for Dogs, to individuals who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Seniors – aged 65 and up
  • Military
  • Veterans

Adoption Kits for Adopted Pets

Adopters receive a WCGHS Adoption Kit that includes:

Free first veterinary exam certificate
Pet care information
Coupons from participating pet care retailers and service providers
And a Goody Bag!

We often include other items such as small bags of food, treats, toys, collar, dog leash, dog harness, etc., when available.

Our pets go home with the BIG FOUR:

Spay/Neuter ~ Microchip ~ Vaccinations ~ Parasite control

All WCGHS cats and dogs go home:

1. Spayed or neutered
2. Microchipped
3. Up-to-date on vaccinations
4. Up-to-date on parasite control

You may also view our adoptable animals at  Petfinder.com   Adopt-a-Pet.com