Why Do I Need an Appointment to Visit the Dogs?
We get that question a lot. So let me explain. The kennel area in our shelter is very small, the hallway is narrow and there are dogs on both sides of the aisle. Each dog has a kennel and for now, that is their home. When strangers come into their home, they become upset and bark and jump around. Many dogs do this when strangers come into their homes (I know mine does). Imagine twenty or more dogs barking and jumping at once. It is very upsetting to them and usually to the people who go into the kennels. The pups know the shelter kennel staff and are comfortable with them being in their home.
If you are interested in adopting we will be happy to have you come in and meet our adoptable dogs. We schedule appointments for this and our kennel manager will be happy to show you every dog if that is what you want. We make appointments based on what works for your schedule. The first step is to fill out an adoption application here. Once approved our adoption coordinator will work with you to set up an appointment to meet the dogs. We thank you for understanding and for supporting our shelter!