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 stop by the shelter during our open hours!
To adopt, you must:
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.
Determine the types of pets that will best fit your family. Consider points such as age, energy level, and size.
Meet any pets you are interested in adopting. Dogs are located at the shelter facility unless otherwise noted. Cats are located at the shelter facility, Paw Prints Animal Hospital's free-roaming cat room, Pet Valu in West Lafayette, and Pet Supplies Plus. Each pet’s location will be noted under their profile.
Fill out an adoption application.
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.
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 need a week or two to fully settle in.
“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 and on Petfinder.com. Our staff and volunteers get to know our animals very well and are here to help you find the right pet for your family!