Adoptions

Overview
Our shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Friday from Noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from Noon to 3 p.m. Adoptions take approximately 30 minutes to process. Dogs / puppies are $125 and cats / kittens are $105 each. This fee helps to off set the costs we incur.

Here is what your new pet receives:
  • All cats and kittens are confirmed to be negative for Feline Leukemia
  • All dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are de-wormed, flea sprayed, nails are trimmed, ears are cleaned/treated for ear mites, and are vaccinated with their first set of shots
  • All pets are spayed or neutered, receive a vet exam, rabies vaccination, microchip ID and registration
  • Dogs over 6 months old are tested for heartworms. Test results are listed on the kennel card and indicated as positive or negative for heartworms
Dogs are also confirmed to be heart-worm negative and cats negative for feline leukemia. If you are interested in adopting a pet, please complete the Adoption Application (PDF) prior to visiting the facility.

Spaying & Neutering
All animals adopted from us will be spayed or neutered before they go home with you. We will transport your new pet to our veterinarian's clinic and you will be able to pick them up there the next business day between 3 - 4 p.m. If adopted on Friday or Saturday, your new pet will be delivered to the vet clinic on the following Monday. If you wish to select another vet in Lowndes County you may do so provided that they are able to accept your pet the next day for surgery. If not, it will delay when your new pet is able to go home with you.

Renter Requirements
If you rent, please provide us with a copy of your lease that indicates pets are allowed. Please ensure that adopting a pet from us does not place you in violation of the City of Valdosta or Lowndes County Ordinance that limits the number of animals owned to 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Adopter Responsibilities
As the adopter, you are responsible for any additional fees charged that are deemed necessary by the veterinarian or any additional services you request from the veterinarian. A maximum of 30 days is allowed for an animal adopted from the shelter to be returned for a refund of the adoption fee due to illness or death only. A licensed veterinarian must certify in writing the adopted animal has a life threatening illness or has died due to no fault of the adopter. The animal and all the adoption paperwork must be returned to the animal shelter for the refund to be allowed.