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Adoption Process

Our main goal as an organization is to match animals in need with individuals or families who will love that animal. To do this, we have instituted some policies to ensure the best chance for a successful adoption. Follow these steps to find a new member of the family.

  • Visit the shelter to get to know the animals. We love for you to look online, but make sure you come to the shelter and get to know the cat or dog you want to welcome into your home. 

  • The process begins with the adoption application. You can fill in the PDF form (right), save, and email it to us at whsdothan@gmail.com, or print it out and bring it in to the shelter. You may also get a copy when you visit the shelter.

  • Completely fill out the adoption form with as much detail as possible. This will help the shelter manager know which animal will be the best fit for you. 

  • We don't do same-day adoptions at our facility. This is to ensure you have time to make the best decision for you and the potential new family member and to give us time to update any preventatives and recheck for all vaccinations before the pet goes home to his or her new family.

  • If you have pets already, we will schedule a "meet and greet" so they can meet your prospective new family member before we finalize your adoption. 

  • If you meet and fall in love with an animal, our manager will carefully review your application. We will call personal references, vet references, and landlords, and when the application is approved, we will usually be able to notify you by the next day to arrange a time for you to come and get your new family member.