About Our Adoption Process

A Heart For Animals believes in quality, not quantity adoptions. We want to make sure that the adoption is the best situation for both the adopter and animal. Our animals come from various backgrounds, including kill shelters, strays, owner relinquishments. Sadly, some have been neglected and abused. For this reason, we confirm that the home the animal goes into will be a forever home- for the life of the animal. If you are interested in adopting from A Heart for Animals, please review our adoption policy. Please fill out and return the adoption application using the link to the online form or downloading the pdf and mailing it to us.

Once we receive your application, we will review the information, contact the references, landlord (if applicable) and current veterinarian.  The pet that you are adopting will be spay/neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative so we ask that your current pets are as well, which is why we contact your vet. Processing an application can take 48 – 72 hours.

We will then contact you for an interview. If the pet seems to be a good fit, we will coordinate a meeting with you and the foster home. Our foster families know the most about the adoptable animals because they live with them every day. We require that the entire family is present, including any dogs that are a part of the family to make sure that everyone gets along.

If the meeting goes well and everyone is in agreement that the adoption will be successful for the adopter and animal, adoption papers are signed and adoption fee paid.  You can leave the meeting with your new family member!

All animals that are adopted through A Heart for Animals are given an intake exam, receive all age appropriate vaccines, spayed/neutered, tested for heart worm, dewormed and microchipped. You will also receive a leash, collar and tag to take home on adoption day.

Follow our easy 2 step process!

Complete the online adoption application or download and print the adoption application (to download a PDF, right click on the page and select “save as…”).


Download and read our adoption policy. You will need to complete and sign this document before the adoption is finalized.

(DO NOT fill out the PetFinder adoption application for the pet you are interested in adopting. ONLY our application will be accepted as an application to adopt one of our pets.)