Q: I want to adopt one of the animals I saw on your website. What do I do?
A: Come visit us! The bios on our website are a quick glimpse of our animals. You want to meet the animal and learn more about him/her before deciding you’re the perfect match. The rest is easy!
Q: Can you hold an animal for until I can visit or until I’m ready to adopt?
A: At the discretion of a staff member, we may offer a 24 hour hold for a $25.00 non-refundable deposit to adopters who have met the animal and have made a strong match. Please see a staff member for more information.
Q: How long will it take CVHS to perform an adoption?
A: Visit us at the shelter and meet with an Adoption Counselor. We will take a few minutes to learn more about you and then guide you to animals who fit your lifestyle and wishes. Once a perfect match has been made, there’s some paperwork to organize for you. It may take up to an hour to complete an adoption. Most adoptions can happen in one visit to the shelter. CVHS uses the Meet Your Match program, to learn more about the program and to take an online Meet Your Match Survey Click Here.
Q: What if my perfect match isn’t here? Will you contact me when the right match comes in?
A: Yes! We keep Adopter Information forms on file. We will do our best to contact you when a good match becomes available. The more information you can leave us about your perfect pet, the better! You can also Click Here download and fill out your Adopter Information Form and take an online Meet Your Match Survey. You can then email your information to email@example.com, or print it off and bring it with you when you visit!
Q: Can CVHS deny my application?
A: CVHS is a private non-profit organization and reserves the right to deny any adoption or to deny the adoption of a particular animal who may be an unsuitable match.
Q: How old do I have to be to adopt from CVHS?
A: You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt from CVHS.
Q: Can I adopt an animal for a friend or as a gift?
A: The person signing the adoption paperwork must be the adult who is taking primary care responsibilities for an animal. Adults may adopt animals for children in their legal custody, however, the adult signing the adoption paperwork must assume primary care responsibilities for the animal and the animal must remain in that adult’s home. Animals may be paid for by another person.
Q: My spouse/partner/roommate doesn’t care what kind of animal I adopt. Does he or she have to come to the shelter?
A: All members of your household must have met the dog prior to adoption. Cats may be adopted by a single adult from the household.