Before You Adopt

adopt 1So, you see that cute little puppy with those big eyes looking at you or the little kitten just purring and purring when you hold it and you say, “Let’s take this pet home with us!”

But have you really thought about it?

Here are a few questions to ponder before making the big adoption leap:

  • Are in acting in the animal’s best interest?
  • Can you give this animal a stable home for the next 10-20 years?
  • Do you have time for a new family member, are you home enough?
  • Can you train a new dog/puppy and apply obedience?
  • Can you afford the vet bills?
  • Will you keep your pet if you have children?
  • If you rent, can you honestly say you will never move to a place that does not allow pets?

If the answer is “yes” to the above questions, then it sounds like it’s time to add a furry member to your family!!

You will be required to fill out an adoption questionnaire and be approved before adoption can take place. The applications are based on a scale of 1-10. If you score a 5 or below, the application is denied and if you receive a 6 -10, you are approved. This may take up to 3 business days. This is for the safety of our animals!

These animals have already been through enough in their lives and we reserve the right to decline your application if we feel you cannot meet our criteria for adoption!

adopt 4When adopting a pet from Fayette Friends of Animals, or any other shelter, please remember: These animals are most often strays rescued off the streets or come to us with no previous vet care. While we try our best, we cannot and do not make any guarantee as to the age, breed, health, temperament, or future size of the animal. We do not have the funds to fully vet your new friend. You are helping to rescue this animal and get it to its full health and happiness.

Please be aware, you will be required to take your new pet to the vet within two weeks of adoption. This vet visit will cost anywhere from $50 to $250! Please anticipate this cost in adopting a new friend! They may need further worming, further vaccinations, incision care, heart worm testing, flea treatment, antibiotics, or other care. Your adoption fee covers only a small part of the veterinary expenses we have incurred for your new friend.

Download the application: Fayette Friends of Animals Adoption Application

Once you complete the application, you can either bring it into the shelter or email it to us. Please remember, the application can take up to 3 business days for us to process. To speed up the adoption process, please email or bring vet records concerning the care of your other pets. Checks will not be accepted for adoptions – cash or money orders only.

Thank you for adopting from Fayette Friends of Animals !! We wish you the best with your new furry addition.

For more information, visit the Humane Society’s Stop Puppy Mills website.