Thank you for considering to adopt a dog or cat from CCHS! Please take a moment to read through our programs and procedures, outlined below.
CCHS lists adoptable animals through three different programs:
Foster Program: Available animals have been pulled from local animal shelters and placed in CCHS-approved foster homes until such time that they can be adopted. These animals are spayed/neutered before adoption, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. Find out more about the adoption program for cats/kittens or about the adoption program for dogs/puppies.
Kitty Corner: is our popular on-site, free roam cat shelter where potential adopters can spend time with the cats in a relaxed, living room like, environment and find the cat that best suits your lifestyle. All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested and vaccinated.
Re-Homing Assistance Program: CCHS acts as an advertising resource for members of the public who have to re-home their companion dog or cat.
How does the adoption process work?
Because of our different programs, our animals reside in different locations:
- Dogs and puppies reside in foster homes and can be met by appointment or at adoption events.
- Once an application has been submitted and if it seems to be a potentially compatible match, we are typically able to set up a meet n’ greet appointment within 24-72 hours, depending upon the foster’s availability as well as that of the potential adopter.
- Cats and kittens reside either at Kitty Corner or in foster homes.
We recommend browsing the dogs and cats we have available for adoption and ask that all potential adopters complete an adoption application before meeting the animal of interest to help us get the best of idea of the type of animal for which you’re looking. If you rent your home, we do require proof of the ability to house a dog or cat either by providing a copy of your rental agreement or a signed letter from your landlord or property owner before you are able to officially adopt an animal.
All adoption applications are reviewed based on the order in which they arrive. Some animals prove to be quite popular, so if multiple applications arrive within a 24-hour period, we will review applications based on the order in which they arrive and then assess compatibility based on the available applications. Our goal is to make the process as fair as possible to everyone while keeping the animals’ needs at the forefront.