The Process

1. Visit Animals
Once you arrive at one of our locations, feel free to visit with our cats and dogs. We encourage you to spend as much time as necessary to make the right choice for you and the pet. Our Adoption Counselor volunteer will give you as much background and behavioral information as is available. (Many of our animals are strays and other than the observance of volunteers and staff we have no former knowledge.) When you have decided on the right pet for you and your lifestyle, fill out an Adoption Application.

2. Application
Answer the questions fully and honestly in order for Pets Come First to match you with the right pet. We want our adoptions to be forever. Once complete, the counselor will review your application with you. Please be patient, we ask questions only to ensure as close to a perfect match as possible.

3. Sign Contract
After you have been approved for adoption the counselor will take you through the additional paperwork to complete the adoption. You will be asked to sign a contract. Please read the contract carefully. The counselor will review the vaccination and medical history of the pet and supply you with this information for you and your vet.

4. Adoption Fees
Our adoption fees vary according to the type of animal and the age of the animal. The fee includes spay/neuter, a microchip and a registration form for you to register your cat or dog, rabies/distemper/bordetella vaccinations for dogs, FIV/FeLV (feline leukemia/aids) tests for cats.  We suggest you visit your Veterinarian for a wellness check up soon after adopting an animal.  An animal may have a medical or behavorial condition that is not readily apparent.

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Cats (1+ plus years) – $50
  • Kittens (6 months to 1 year of age) – $65
  • Kittens (under 6 months) – $75

Dog Adoption Fees

  • Dogs (1+ plus years) – $150-200 (Based on breed/availability)
  • Puppies (up to 1 year of age) – $200
  • Puppies (6 months or younger) -$250

5. Follow Up
Don’t think that once the adoption is complete that you are on your own. We encourage you to contact us with whatever concerns or issues may arise.

6. Send Photos
Send us a picture of the newest member of your family for our Happy Tails!

7. Send a Testimonial
Send us a testimonial sharing your Pets Come First, The New SPCA! experience at