Currently, adoptions and any other visits to the shelter are by appointment ONLY. If you are interested in adopting, fill out an application below. If your application is accepted, we will be in contact with you shortly to continue the adoption process.

Ready to say “yes” to a homeless dog or cat? We’re here to help!


Prior to adoption, all of our adoptable animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Some have even spent time in a loving foster home or received basic training. You can find more detailed information about our animals under their profiles.


If you have any questions about the adoption process or you would like to meet an animal in person, feel free to contact us!


Also, check out some happy tails (a.k.a., adoption updates) by clicking here! 

Adoption Requirements

To adopt, you must:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age
  2. Complete an adoption application at one of the following links (DO NOT click the orange button located on the animals' profiles - it will not take you to the correct application):

Dog Adoption Application

Cat Adoption Application

    3. Agree to a home-visit and/or reference checks as needed prior to 



Please note: Our top priority is finding the family that will best suit the pet’s needs – not the other way around. Adoptions are not first-come-first-serve. We reserve the right to refuse any application.

Adoption Process

  1. Determine the types of pets that will best fit your family. Consider points such as age, energy level, and size.

  2. Fill out an adoption application.

  3. Complete the adoption. Cat adoptions will be completed where the cat is located. Dogs will be brought to the applicant's home for a home-visit and the adoption will be completed there.

  4. Settle in with your new family member. It is very important to provide your newly-adopted pet with plenty of love, care, and patience as he adjusts and adapts to your home and routine. Some pets may settle in immediately, while others may take a couple weeks or a month to fully settle in and come out of their shell.

Adoption Fees

  • Puppies (o-12 months) $195
  • Adult Dogs (1-6 years) $150
  • Senior Dogs (7 years of age and up) $125


  • Kittens (0-12 months) $100
  • Adult Cats (1-6 years) $75
  • Senior Cats (7 years of age and up) $50

Adoptable Animals

“Select” is defined in the dictionary by such phrases as “a preferred choice” or “carefully chosen.” Selecting the family pet should be a well-researched and carefully thought-out activity. For the next 10-15 years, you will be responsible for providing a pet with nutritious food, grooming, exercise, training, and medical attention. Are you and your family prepared for the financial commitment, time investment, and energy that a pet requires?


If you’re ready, view our list of adoptable pets below or on Our staff and volunteers get to know our animals very well and are here to help you find the right pet for your family!

Contact Us

Loving Heart

Animal Shelter


512 Veterans Memorial Pkwy E

Lafayette, Indiana 47905


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