Join us for Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days September 25th – 27th to visit with our available shelter pets. Adoption fees on all shelter pets are waived during Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days –making your new furry friend FREE!
For this special event, we will be allowing the community back into our shelters, giving you the opportunity to safely meet and interact with our shelter pets, to help you choose the perfect new addition to your family. All shelter pets will be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis until our shelters are empty and all pets have found happy homes.
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.