Adoption Policies

Adoption Policies


Our adoption policies are designed to ensure a happy, successful placement.


Residency: You must provide identification showing your current physical address. You do not need to be a resident of Washoe County or Carson City to adopt.


Mandatory Spaying/Neutering: All of our dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before they go home. Rabbits are also spayed or neutered.


Animals may not be adopted as gifts: The animal must be chosen and adopted by the person/family who will be responsible for the pet, and who understands that providing proper care for the animal is part of adoption. However, a gift certificate for a pet adoption is a great way to give the love of a pet and allows the person to still bond with someone, therefore choosing their own pet!


Want a "mouser" or "barn cat"? We have a special program that can help match you up with feral cats in need of homes.


If you rent, we may need to check with your landlord: Many of our pets are brought in because of lack of landlord approval, so we try to minimize this happening for everyone involved.