Potential adopters must visit the animals and then complete an application form. Our application form can be downloaded here. Please fill it out and bring it into the shelter or postal mail it to the shelter at: 4473 Barton Orleans Road, Orleans, VT 04860. (Online application forms are no longer available.)Then, if there is a pet that you would like as a member of your family, we recommend that you take 48 hours to give us a chance to go over your information, making sure that your chosen pet is a good match for you, and to give yourself a chance to seriously consider the adoption. We hope that adoptions will be permanent and families must remember that this often means a 12-14 year commitment to the care and loving of your chosen pet.
|Puppy 6 months and under||$350, plus $50 spay/neuter deposit|
|Young Adult Dog: 1 year - 3 years||$300|
|Adult Dog 4 years - 7 years||$275|
|Senior Dog 8+ years||$150|
|Senior Adopting Senior Dog||$100|
|Kitten 6 months and under|| $150, plus $30 spay/neuter deposit
2 kittens: $285 (this includes the spay/neuter deposit)
|Adult Cat 7 months - 7 years|| $125
2 cats: $190
|Senior Cat 8+ years||$75|
We can accept cash and checks only- no cards at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
*Most animals are neutered when 4-6 months of age while they are at the shelter. All animals too small or young to be neutered go home with a voucher for their Spay/Neuter Surgery at a local vet. The extra fee at the time of adoption for Cats and Kittens is a $30 deposit if too young to be spayed/neutered and adopter within the state; $50 deposit if adopter outside of Vermont. For Dogs and Puppies it is a $50 deposit if too young to be spayed/neutered and adopter within the state; $100 deposit if adopter outside of Vermont deposit that is refunded when you have your new pet altered.
Dogs: Neutering, ID tag, current distemper combo vaccination, current Bordatella vaccination, parasite treatment, flea bath/treatment, physical vet exam, rabies vaccination (3 months and older)
Cats: Neutering, ID tag, current distemper combo vaccination, parasite treatment, flea bath/treatment, physical vet exam, rabies vaccination (3 months and older), Negative Feline Leukemia Test, Negative FIV Test
*Fees are subject to change. We reserve the right to ask for an increased adoption fee for certain breeds