Choosing your next companion:
The process of choosing the family’s next companion animal is not something that should be rushed or taken lightly. Forever is a long time and our goal is to find all of the animals in our care their “Forever Homes”. Our trained adoption counselors will use their skills and knowledge of the shelter animals to match you and your family with an appropriate cat or dog for your home. We encourage you to spend time in our adoption rooms with your whole family and the animal of your choosing so that you can get to know a little more about your choice.
If you need a little time to consider your options we offer a courtesy one day hold. During that period the animal will be held for you. We do ask that you notify us of your decision as soon as you possibly can. Remember while an animal is on hold they could miss another chance for adoption.
The League shelters approximately 80 cats and 40 dogs at any given time. It may take several hours or even several visits to make a final adoption decision. At minimum, a cat adoption will take around an hour, and a dog adoption may require an hour and a half of your time. Please plan your visit accordingly. While not required, If you have another dog at home we strongly advise bring the dog(s) to the shelter to meet the potential new dog you selected on your first visit.
If you rent, it is our policy to check with your landlord to determine the acceptability of your choice. Please bring along your landlord’s name and phone number.
We accept cash, checks and VISA, MasterCard, DISCOVER and AmEx as methods of payment for the adoption fees.
Cat adoptions are $50
All cats at the League receive:
- Vet check-up
- Testing for feline leukemia and FIV
- Spaying or neutering (between 8 and 12 weeks old)*
Dog adoptions (6+ months old) are $95
Puppy adoptions (under 6 months) are $125
All dogs at the league receive:
- Vet check-up
- Heartworm testing and medication
- Spaying or neutering (8-10 weeks or older)*
The Leagues Spay/Neuter Policy
*If you select a kitten or puppy too young to be spayed or neutered before it leaves the shelter, there is a $40 deposit payable at the time of adoption. This deposit is refunded by mail upon proof of spay/neuter. In addition, the League’s vet, Highland Heights Animal Hospital, will spay or neuter the puppy free of charge as part of your adoption fee. If you choose to take your cat or dog to a different vet, the League will send you a $35 check upon proof of spay/neuter to help offset the cost. This is in addition to your $40 deposit, which you get back regardless of which vet does the spay/neuter.