Adoption Information

Important Considerations When Selecting Your Pet:

  • Temperament: Take the dog for a “test walk” or bring them to our fenced area. A staff person is happy to assist you. The dog will likely be overly energetic to get out of the kennel. This behavior is not representative of their true personality.
  • Consider the size of the dog and how much space the dog will require in your home.
  • Even if the dog was housebroken upon arrival at the shelter, they will most likely need a refresher course after being in the kennel for any length of time. Please be patient.
  • Puppies require a lot more time and attention than an older dog.
  • Pets must be kept indoors.
  • Pets must be taken to a veterinarian within 10 days of adoption.
  • If you already have a dog, feel free to bring it to our fenced area to meet the dog you are considering.

1st. You complete an Adoption Application
2nd. We will review the application and contact your references.
3rd. Depending on the number of applicants ahead of you, you may take your new friend home in a couple of hours. Processing may take up to 48 hours.
To apply for adoption online complete an Adoption Application ICHS ADOPTION FEES

(Effective 1-14-09)


Cat and Kittens:

Cats not spayed or neutered only $80.00
Cats spayed or neutered only $100
Cats spayed or neutered, feline leukemia tested and
vaccinated only $120

The above prices also include:

  • Feline Leukemia Testing and Vaccine
  • First Set of Vaccinations
  • De worming treatment
  • Frontline Flea Control
  • Home Again Microchip

This is a $365.00 Value !!!


Dogs and Puppies:

Puppies (under 6 months old) not spayed or neutered only $200
Dogs not spayed or neutered only $200
Dogs spayed or neutered only $250

The above prices also include:

  • First Set of Vaccinations
  • De worming treatment
  • Frontline Flea Control
  • Home Again Microchip
  • Parvo Testing for Puppies ($25.00 Value)

This is a $458.00 Value !!!


Special adoptions:

  • Dogs for Senior citizens over 65 yrs old or Senior dogs over 6yrs old half price, only one discount will apply
  • Cats for Senior citizens over 65 yrs old or Senior cats over 6yrs old half price
  • Pets for Vets: Half price adoptions with proof of military ID
  • Special dog adoptions: Any dog that has been available for adoption:
  • over 60 days: Half Price
  •  Special Cat Adoption Prices: Any cat that has been available for adoption:
  • over 60 days Half Price

Adoptions include:

  • Microchip
  • First set of vaccines (sometimes more depending on length of stay)
  • Deworming
  • Flea treatment


Please note:

Refunds are available within ten (10) days from the date of adoption, IF the pet has a genetic condition or an illness affecting its longevity that has been diagnosed by a Licensed Veterinarian.

The ICHS has the legal right to reclaim the animal if spay/neuter surgery is not completed within the required time limit.

Adopters may not sell, give, or transfer the animal to anyone else or any other society or allow the animal to be used for any experimental purposes.

Strays must be held for 48 hours prior to adoption. If you are interested in a pet, complete an Adoption Application and we will contact you when the pet may be adopted.

Adopters must:

  1. Be 21 years of age or older and have a photo ID showing their present address.
  2. Have the consent of all adults living in the household.
  3. Have the knowledge and consent of their landlord, if a renter.
  4. Understand that animals are to be kept as an indoor, household companion and integrated into the family.
  5. Be physically, emotionally, and financially able to care for the animal selected and take responsibility for all animal care and veterinary bills.
  6. Must have a positive pet care history and at least two references.
  7. Understand and agree that the animal will be spayed or neutered.
  8. Understand that the ICHS does not guarantee the health or temperament of any adopted animal.
  9. Understand that they are making a commitment for the lifetime of the animal.


If you can’t adopt a pet, Adopt a Kennel. Great gift idea for the pet lover. $30/mo
Volunteer: Fundraising, Shelter Work, Dog walking, Cat socialization, Office work.
Supplies: Food, Cleaning and Office supplies, Toys, Treats
Donations: Any amount is greatly appreciated

Printable PDF Adoption Form

Vaccines included in all adoption fees

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• Bordetella- canine coughCats and Kittens: FVRCP

All animals receive at least their first round of vaccines prior to adoption.
All animals are also dewormed and treated for fleas.