Planning Your Visit
Come See Us
We can’t wait for you to visit us at our adoption center! All of our adoptable pets can be viewed on our website, but there’s nothing like a face to face meeting to get the ball rolling. Our animals are amazing and visiting with them in person will give you a true picture of their personality. (And they’re kind of interviewing you too, right?)
More about your visit
Our adoption process was specifically designed to help us find the best possible pet match for you and your lifestyle and help ensure a lifelong bond between you and your new furry family member.
When you arrive, we’ll ask you to complete a short adoption survey to give us a head start on the matchmaking process. If you want, you can download the survey ahead of time, fill it out and bring it with you:
Take a stroll through our adoption gallery to see pets available for adoption. (We double-dog dare you not to fall in love.)
The SPCA has wonderful staff and volunteer Matchmakers ready to help when you see a potential pet you’d like to meet. They will arrange your individual visit with each pet, tell you more about his or her personality and answer any questions you may have.
Ready to take your new pet home? Here’s some pet tips to set your new pet up for success!
- Once you’ve selected a potential new pet (or they’ve selected you), you’ll visit with one of our very knowledgeable Adoption Counselors, review the arrangements you’ve made for your new pet and review his or her medical history, current vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter surgery and behavioral needs. This is a great time to ask about training, veterinary care, proper nutrition, grooming or anything else you’d like to know. You are also welcome to meet with an Adoption Counselor prior to choosing a pet to adopt to discuss recommended matches!
Your last stop is our retail store, where you’ll pay the adoption fee for your new pet. But before you sidle up to the counter, why not go ahead and purchase a personalized tag, collar, leash, litterbox, toys and other supplies your new four-legged friend will need? We offer great pricing (even better than the big box stores) and the proceeds go directly to help us care for the pets still waiting for their forever homes! (Dogs must leave on a collar and leash and cats must leave in a cat carrier.)
–Please note the adoption process will take from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Be sure to arrive at least an hour prior to closing so we have time to assist you (don’t wait, come on down!). All adoptions are facilitated on a first come, first served basis.