Adoption Process

We strive to make the best possible matches between the adopter and their new companion. We do have a few guidelines that we'll follow to make this happen:

  • Adopters must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Adopters may be asked to show proof of home ownership or rental agreement allowing pets.
  • Adopters may be asked for a veterinary reference for all currently owned companion animals.
  • Adopters must have at least one interaction with the chosen NACC animal before adopting.
  • Because we have limited history on many of our shelter animals, we strongly encourage all household members meet the animal before making a final adoption decision.
  • Adopters with dogs are asked to bring their dog for a meet-and-greet with the chosen NACC dog. Again, we advise this step to ensure everyone's safety and compatibility.
  • All of our dogs, cats and rabbits are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated (and more!) before leaving NACC
  • Bring your questions and we'll do our best to answer them!
  • If you need advice after taking your new pet home, we'll still be here to listen. Our commitment to you remains for the life of the pet.

Fees for Adopting Dogs & Cats

The adoption fee is $75 for all cats / kittens and dogs / puppies, and includes:

  • Application of Advantage flea preventive
  • Deworming
  • FIV / Leukemia test (cats)
  • Heartworm test (dogs)
  • Microchip implant
  • Primary vaccinations (including rabies vaccine)
  • Registration
  • Spay / neuter surgery

Fees for Adopting Small Animals & Birds

  • Rabbits - $60 (includes spay or neuter surgery)
  • Ferrets - $60
  • Guinea Pigs - $15
  • Other small animals and birds have various adoption fees.