Hours for Adoptions
Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri: 2 pm to 7 pm
Sat and Sun: 11 am to 5 pm
The shelter is closed for adoptions on Tuesdays and legal holidays.
How to Adopt
If you are interested in adopting a companion animal from CCHS, please be sure to read our Adoption Policies and Adoption Procedure.
The first step toward adoption is coming to the shelter to meet the animals.
- Dogs: $95 - $150
- Cats: $50 - $100
- Kittens and puppies under five months of age: $100 - $150
- Small mammals, exotics, and birds: Prices range from $5 on up.
Why Do We Charge an Adoption Fee?
Adoption fees help cover the cost of caring for animals during their stay at the shelter. Expenses include food, utilities, equipment, staffing, animal vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and other veterinary care.
What Comes With a CCHS Adoption?
- Free initial health exam by CCHS medical staff
- Free initial vaccines upon intake at CCHS (excludes Rabies & Feline Leukemia)
- Free screening and treatment for internal and external parasites while at CCHS
- Free Screening for heartworms (dogs) and feline leukemia (cats)
- Free HomeAgain Microchip and id tag. There will be an additional fee of $17.99 for us to register the microchip with the HomeAgain service.
- Free "First Visit" (post-adoption) to a local veterinarian, at participating clinics
- CCHS ID tag
- Discount coupons for pet supplies purchased at Prairieland Feeds and Sailfin Pet Shop
Dogs and cats are the most common pets found at our shelter, but we often have many small mammals (such as hamsters, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets) and a few exotics (iguanas, snakes, birds) available as well.
If the animal that you are initially interested in has already been adopted, we may be able to introduce you to another animal that will provide just as much love for your family. Come out to the shelter to see who's available!
Adopting More Than One Adult Cat: A generous donor has established the Ms. Garbo Fund to cover the second adoption fee when an approved adopter decides to adopt a second adult cat. Ask an Adoptions staff member for more information.
Seniors for Seniors: The adoption fee will be waived for approved senior-citizen adopters of any cat over 7 years of age. The adoption fee will be reduced by half for qualified individuals approved to adopt a dog that is over 6 years of age. Seniors are eligible at 60 years of age and up.
Dogs designated as "Special Adoptions" must be enrolled in a dog-training class or scheduled for an appropriate canine behavior consultation as a condition of adoption. All of the following dogs are designated as special adoptions:
- Dogs under 1-year of age
- Dogs that the CCHS staff has determined will have an increased chance of success if they are provided with structured guidance and/or training.
Animals in Foster Care
Some animals need a little more TLC than others. Read about our "Home to Home" foster adoptions.