Adoption Information

When you adopt from SVASC, you don’t save just one life—you save two. Not only are you saving your pet, but you’re opening up space for us to take in another pet in need. Each year, our shelter takes in over 2,500 homeless animals from our community, each in need of love and care. By choosing adoption, you are saving a life—you are part of the solution!

We do our best to ensure healthy, adoptable animals by providing pre-adoption assessment and veterinary care.

We assess each animal's temperament to the best of our ability and provide as much information as possible regarding the animal's behavior and personality.

Adoption Requirements

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all adoptions are taking place by appointment only.

Adoption applicants must complete the appropriate application as the first step to acquiring a pet. All adoption criteria must be met before the adoption is approved. Once approved, you are under no obligation to complete the adoption if you change your mind.

Please note: One application is valid for any animal(s) in our facility. Please do not submit more than one application. The application module will not work on a cellular device.

You can apply for a specific animal by name or simply get “pre-approved” to make the adoption process quicker in the near future. Approved applications are valid for six months.

Please bring your photo ID/driver's license.

Note: Submitting an application indicates interest, and does not place the animal on hold. We are unable to offer a waiting list for animals in our care.


When You Visit our Shelter

We encourage all members of the household to partake in the adoption selection process. The chosen animal will have a more enriched life joining a family where all members are comfortable, excited and onboard.

Adoptions at SVASC are first come, first served, and are currently being done by appointment only.

SVASC Adoption Benefits

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • All age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Flea and parasite treatments
  • Deworming
  • Microchip

All dogs and cats are required to be spayed or neutered. The first step to solving pet overpopulation is to prevent contributing to it.

Pets are placed in the best possible home if there is more than one application pending. We cannot place a hold or accept a deposit on pets.

We do adopt to out-of-area homes. We will not ship a pet.

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