Thinking about adopting?

Bringing a cat or dog into your home can be a wonderful experience. Your new family member will need your patience, understanding, and love during this transition. Please remember that your new companion has been through many new experiences lately. Many of the dogs and cats that we rescue are from another state and have been abandoned, neglected, abused, or born in a shelter.

Since our mission is to pull animals from death row, many have been abandoned, neglected, or abused and we want to make sure their new home is indeed their forever home. Because of this, we have a thorough process we follow with every applicant. If everything checks out, we can set up a meet and greet to ensure it’s a good fit for both you, the animals, and any resident pets.

  1. Fill out an online application
  2. Vet/Landlord check (if applicable)
  3. Background check
  4. Phone screen
  5. In person or virtual home visit (if applicable)

Applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. After an application has been submitted and processed, we’ll follow up to discuss any roadblocks and/or what the next steps are. If we can’t reach you after 24 hours have passed since we reached out, we will move on to the next applicant.

Most animals that we rescue have been abandoned, neglected, or abused and we wouldn’t be doing right by our animals if we didn’t do everything we could to set them up for success. Because of this, we require everyone to go through our application process.

  • Puppy (under 1 year old) is $300
  • Adult Dog (1 – 7 years old) is $250
  • Senior Dog (7+ years old) is $100
  • Kitten (under 1 year old) is $125
  • Adult Cat (1 – 7 years old) is $50
  • Senior Cat (7+ years) is $25

Senior animals qualify for our Seniors for Seniors program. Any person 60+ years old who adopts a dog or cat 7+ years old has waived adoption fees. Click here to learn more about our Seniors for Seniors program.

The adoption fee covers:

  • Distemper/Parvo (x3 if puppy)
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Microchip w/lifetime registration
  • Deworming

Once you’ve been approved to adopt, you have 48 hours to pick up your new pet. If you can’t pick up your new pet within that time frame, we’ll have to charge a daily boarding fee of $30 per day.

Safe Paws does not adopt out animals as Emotional Support Animals (ESA).

Safe Paws does not adopt out animals as service animals.

We always recommend giving your new member, and yourself, time to adjust. Remember, they are in an entirely new environment with new people, sights, smells, and potentially other animals and are scared.

However, if your new member simply isn’t working out, we’ll take the rescue back and void the contract. No refunds will be given for returning a dog or cat that has been adopted from us.

Yes, we do adopt out of state but transport is the responsibility of the adopter. We do not ship animals.

Don’t see an answer to your question here? Contact us and ask away! We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

💗100% waived adoption fees for 🐶 Dixie 🐱 Milo, Marilyn, & Linna 💗