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Adoption Process

Weekdays: noon-6 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Please allow yourself at least one hour to visit with adoptable animals.

The Center is closed on Tuesdays and holidays.

1) The adopter must be at least 18 years old
2) Complete a pre-adoption questionnaire and counseling session
3) Everyone in the household must meet the animal prior to completion of the adoption
4) A copy of your rental agreement must be provided prior to the completion of the adoption if you rent your home
5) A dog introduction must take place on the Center's premises if you are adopting a dog and currently own a dog. Our experienced dog staff will assist in the introduction.


1) Spay/neuter
2) General veterinary examination 
3) Vaccinations and health screenings (Cats--FVRCP, Rabies and FELV/FIV; Dogs--DA2PP, Rabies and Bordetella) 
4) Flea treatment 
5) De-worming 
6) Microchip with lifetime registration 
7) Sample bag of Science Diet (dog or cat) or bag of hay (rabbit) 
8) Free vet check for your new best friend


Type of Animal

Adoption Fee



Cat (4+ months)


Senior Cat



$200 + puppy wellness

Dog (7+ months)


Senior Dog






. Since it is so crucial for puppies to be socialized properly and learn manners to prevent them from becoming unwanted, the IACC now requires a $50 training deposit in addition to the adoption fee for all puppies (6 months and younger) that are adopted. After you complete a puppy training class (basic obedience) within the first six months of adoption you will be refunded the $50 deposit.