We do our best to prepare our dogs and cats for adoption by providing the following services:

All animals are spayed or neutered and microchipped prior to adoption, tested for diseases and illnesses, then treated if necessary. All dogs receive bordetella (kennel cough) , distemper, and rabies vaccines, monthly flea treatment and nail trims. All cats have received distemper vaccine, rabies vaccine, monthly flea treatment, nail trims,
and worm treatment.

Most local veterinarians offer a complimentary initial exam of a shelter pet.

When adopting a pet, try to avoid making a spontaneous decision that you may end up regretting. When searching for the perfect companion pet it’s important to consider a number of things:

  • Will you be able to reliably afford food, toys, veterinary care, and any other needs your new pet may have?

  • Do you have the time to dedicate to training and loving a new pet?

  • Do you have an appropriate place to keep your new pet?

  • Will you or a family member be around to walk your dog?

  • Can you feed them on a regular schedule?

  • Have you discussed the adoption with everyone you live with?

  • Have you discussed the adoption with your landlord if you rent your home?

  • Your pet can live up to 20 years. Will you be able to keep taking care of them for that duration?

  • Will the pet you’ve chosen get along with any other pets you already have?

  • Do you have children that the new pet might not be able to live with?

If you would like to talk about any of these considerations, please call us at 207/778-2638, and we may be able to help or at least give helpful advice!