Adoption Day Reminders:
So you're thinking about adopting a pet. That's wonderful! There are lots of wonderful animals, big to small, looking for forever homes. You can always take a look at our Featured Pets page on top of the animals listed that are in our kennels and foster homes.
We want to be sure that the pet you pick will become the newest family member. Take a look at our Bringing Home a Pet pamphlet to make sure that you have everything you need for your new pet. Also, there is loads of information in the Animal Care Education section that will help you with your new family member.
Let us assist you with your adoption process! Scroll down to see what you’ll need to bring with you.
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Some of our adoptable animals have notes that say they are a VIP. This indicates that they are a Very Important Pet with a Very Impressive Price. They're adoption is FREE! (Char-Meck residents will still need to purchase the $10 license fee at time of adoption.)
If you have a certain animal in particular you wish to adopt and you know its Identification number, you can use the search bar below to search our database for it. Please put an A in front of the numbers when entering them (ex. A1234567)
While adopting from Animal Care & Control, please:
- Have a valid driver’s license or state or government issued ID. If these do not have the correct address, bring in verification of your correct address. Could be a pay check, car registration, utility bill, anything!
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- If there are animals at home, please bring their current rabies certificates with you. If your need a pet license then please also bring their proof of spay/neuter form with you; this way, your pet license will be $10 instead of $30.
- Payments can be made with cash or local checks and MasterCard or Visa. No debit card transactions are possible.
Adopting a cat? Don't forget to bring a cat carrier with you! If you're planning to adopt two, bring two carriers. If you forget to bring carriers, or you adopt a second a cat because you just couldn't decide between two, don't worry as we can sell you a temporary cat box for $4 each at the time of your adoption.
Animal to animal interactions:
We allow and highly recommend that any current dogs you have come to the shelter to meet your next potential family member. Please bring your pet's rabies certificate with you. We cannot accept rabies tags as proof.