The adoption fee includes: The adoption fee does NOT include:
First shot only Any extras
Deworming Bath or dip
Spay/Neuter Heartworm treatment
Heartworm test Treatment of any illness
Rabies shot Parvo testing
- All adoption fees must be collected in full before any animal is released. NO CREDIT is ever given to anyone, including Humane Society members and officers.
- All adoption fees are paid directly to the Humane Society of Jefferson County. The Humane Society then pays the veterinarian. No money profit is made from animal adoptions.
- Cash refunds on adoptions are only permitted within 7 days of the date of adoption. Animals which become sick or die within 1 week of adoption may be returned to the shelter, and another animal may be chosen to replace the sick one. While dead animals should be returned, sick animals must be returned, and all adoption papers for sick or dead animals must be returned to shelter if replacement is requested.
- Adopted animals should be taken to selected veterinarians (Animal Wellness, Lakeway, Stonegate, Town & Country, Ridgefield, White Pine Animal Clinic, Rutledge Animal Clinic) within one week of adoption to be checked and receive required vaccinations.
- We do not want to lose a sure chance for an animal to find a home, If someone desires to adopt a specific animal but cannot do so that day, we will try, but do not guarantee, to hold that animal for them. If someone else comes in with the money to adopt the animal, we will adopt it out.
We cannot accept payment in advance and then “hold the animal for a few days”. The owner is expected to take possession of their animal at the time of adoption.
We cannot accept surrendered animals with the understanding tat we will call when the animal is adopted of before euthanizing.
We do not accept animals with the understanding that if they are not adopted the surrendering party may come back and pick up the animal.
An animal can only be returned to the surrendering party as a “Return to Owner” if owned or by adoption through payment of required fees if a stray.