An adoption hold allows you to place a hold on a stray dog or cat if his family does not reclaim him for a donation of $25. The hold gives you the first opportunity to meet the animal and decide if you wish to adopt once the stray period is up. Holds must be placed in person at the shelter and must be made by the potential adopter.
Animals that are owner-relinquished, held for court or safe-keeping, as well as those less than 6 weeks of age, are not eligible for an adoption hold. We’re sorry, but visitations are not allowed until the animal’s stray period is up. Please note this donation is not applied towards the adoption fee and is not refunded if you decide not to adopt the pet. However, the fee is refunded if his owner reclaims him or the animal is not an adoption candidate.