Adoption Application / Process / Submission
The fact that you are considering adopting a homeless pet shows us you are a caring and compassionate person. Falling in love with a pet is easy but finding a life-long companion means taking the time to find the pet that is going to fit you and your family best! Our friendly staff can help you. The following are guidelines for helping us find the right match for the animal up for adoption.
- Adopters who have filled out an application have priority over someone who has just expressed interest in a particular animal.
- Filling out an application, however, does not guarantee you are approved.
- The order in which the application is received does not guarantee adoption.
- Our adoption decisions are based solely on the needs of the animal and the adopter's ability to match those needs.
- HSOC reserves the right to determine the most appropriate home for the pet and may refuse placement of an animal for any reason.
- By submitting an application, you give HSOC permission to confirm the information you provide.
- All adoption applications become the property of HSOC upon submission.
- You must be 21 years of age or older, or have the consent of a parent/legal guardian.
- You must have a current photo ID or other document showing address.
- All members of the household must agree on the adoption.
- If renting, you must provide the landlord's consent in writing.
- Your current pets must be up-to-date on shots and free of contagious illness
- All animals in your home must be spayed or neutered.
- You must agree to visit a veterinarian within ten business days of adoption.
- You must agree to a home visit 30 days after adoption.
The animals up for adoption come to us in a variety of ways. Many were abandoned, stray, abused or surrendered. All animals are examined and their health monitored while they are in our care. However, due to the stressful situations under which many of the animals come to us, there is always the chance that an animal is incubating a disease without showing clinical signs. HSOC believes these animals to be in good health, but does not guarantee the health of any animal or assume financial responsibility for future veterinary care.