Adoption Event FAQs
Do you know what animals will be at the event?
We typically get emails and calls from people before the event asking whether we will have a specific breed of dog or type of cat at the event. It is hard for us to say exactly what kinds of dogs or cats will be at the event. Most of the shelters do not know which animals they are bringing until right before the event. You can link to their websites from our site and see their available dogs and cats and also contact them directly if you are inquiring about a specific animal. We can say that with approximately 100 animals that are typically at our events, we will have a variety of breeds, age, size and energy level. Many people have successfully found their new best friends at our events. See individual Event pages for a list of rescue groups and shelters attending.
True or False: The best ones go first.
False: Every pet is great and unique. Your family's needs are unique too. Come and meet adoptable pets throughout the day and talk to the organizations about which animal will make the best match with your family.
Be patient during the process. The events are full of excitement and it takes some time to find the right pet for your circumstance. Meet with the dogs, snuggle with the cats, take the dogs for a walk, and talk with their rescuer to find about the animal's specific needs.
Adoption fees vary between rescues and events, but are typically between $100-$350 for dogs and $75-$125 for cats. All animals are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and temperament tested, many are also micro-chipped. Adoption is a great value. The cost of spaying and neutering alone ranges from $110 for a male dog to over $200 for a female dog.
Will I be able to bring a pet home that day?
All animals will be spayed and neutered, up to date on shots and temperament tested. If a good match between family and adoptable pet is made, you should be able to take your new family member home that day.
Most groups are prepared to do same day adoptions, however some groups require a home visit, or they have younger animals at the event who aren't quite old enough. In these cases adoption applications can be completed with the shelter and arrangements for completing the adoption process coordinated with the shelter.
NOTE: If you are a renter rescues agencies typically require written proof that your landlord will allow a pet.
Should I bring the dog I currently have to the event?
Yes, we encourage families to bring their current dog to the event to introduce to available dogs. Trainers may also be able to give their opinion on whether it is a good match.
Do you have any tips for when I bring my new pet home?
For a list of helpful tips and resources to help transition your new pet into your home, visit our Training Articles Page to download some helpful information.
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