Adopt a Pet

We have a wide variety of dogs and cats available for adoption.

View Our Adoptable Pets

Adopt a Pet

Are you looking to add a furry friend to your family? You’ve come to the right place! On this page, you’ll find a list of adoptable pets at our shelter and information on how to adopt.

How to Adopt a Pet

  1. Browse the list of adoptable pets above to find a pet you’re interested in.
  2. Click on the pet’s profile to learn more about them, including their age, breed, and personality.
  3. If you’ve found the right match, click the APPLICATION button below to start the adoption process.
  4. Follow the prompts to fill out an adoption application form.
  5. Our adoption process includes a background check, vet check, home ownership, and landlord or HOA verification when applicable.
  6. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you’ll be contacted to schedule a meet and greet with the pet you’re interested in adopting.
  7. We do a 72-hour minimum foster-to-adopt period so that your new pet can test drive you and you can see how they fit into your home.
  8. Our pets can be returned at any time before or after adoption, no questions asked.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How much does it cost to adopt a pet? Adoption fees vary depending on the age and breed of the pet but typically range from $50 to $250.
    • Can I adopt a pet if I rent my home? Yes, but our adoption coordinator will verify with your landlord that you are allowed to have a pet.
    • How long does the adoption process take? The adoption process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the availability of the pet you’re interested in and the completeness of your application.
    • What is included? Your new pet adoption includes vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, flea and tick prevention, and heartworm testing, and a months of heartworm protection.

    Things to Remember

    It will take time and energy to nurture your new pet. To assist you in ensuring its safety and well-being, we urge you to review the following information.

    Please give your new dog/cat a week or two to settle into your home. Particular care should be exercised when letting the animal out. A newly relocated animal has no sense of home and should be kept on a leash or in a fenced-in area until this process has taken place (usually a few weeks at best). Do remember that your new pet has been, until recently, living in a kennel so home life constitutes a major adjustment on his/her part. It may not sleep through the night and may or may not be house-trained. Other adjustment issues may present themselves if your home already has other pets. In our experience, time, love, and patience will overcome most issues that arise.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about the adoption process or the pets listed on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact us at adoptions@edgewateranimalshelter.org

    We’re here to help you find the perfect pet for your family!