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Adoption Procedure & Fees

Ready to Adopt? Read more information below about our adoption process.

Adopt a Cat Today!Our adoption process has changed. Please read the below for more information.

Due to our current staffing shortage, we may not be able to accommodate unscheduled walk-in visits to view our dog and cats because we are focused on caring for our animals. If you would like to meet a dog or cat, we ask that you please complete an online adoption questionnaire and an adoption counselor will be in touch to schedule an appointment. You will not be able to adopt an animal without an appointment, and approved adoption questionnaire on file.

However, if you have any questions about Save-A-Pet, or our adoption process, please feel free to come in to the facility and speak to an adoption counselor in our lobby.

Links to both our Dog Adoption Online Questionnaire and our Cat Adoption Online Questionnaire are below. Alternatively, you can download the printable version, complete it, and email it to adoptions@saveapetil.org. After your questionnaire is received and reviewed, one of our adoption counselors will contact you. Please allow up to 3-4 business days for this process to be completed as we are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Dogs Adoption Online Questionnaire   printable PDF version

Cat Adoption Online Questionnaire   printable PDF version

The adoption counselor will schedule a date and time for you to enter the facility to interact with the cat or dog. They will also provide further details regarding your appointment, such as what documentation you should bring, family members that must accompany you, etc.

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Current Safety Protocols in Place:

  • Please note our business hours on the homepage of our website.
  • Please sanitize your “paws” as you enter the facility. A sanitizing station has been placed by the front door.
  • In order to promote social distancing, we are also operating at a limited guest capacity inside the facility. If the facility is at the maximum guest capacity, we may ask you to wait in your car until another guest leaves.

Past Adopters
If you have adopted in the past two years, you do not need to complete a questionnaire (unless you adopted a dog and are now looking at a cat or vice-versa). However,  you must still call 847-740-7788 or email Adoption staff at adoptions@saveapetil.org to schedule an appointment.

What should I bring?

  • Driver’s license or other current picture I.D.
  • If you rent, bring a copy of your lease or your landlord’s name and phone number, and association bylaws if you live in a condo or community that has specific rules.
  • Family or household members who will live with the pet need to meet the potential adoptive dog or cat at the adoption center.
  • Any resident dog in the household needs to meet the potential adoptive dog at the adoption center.

Current Adoption Fees

*Below are our adoption fees as of February 1, 2023. These fees may vary based on current promotions. More information on our adoption promotions can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Adoption Fees for Cats/Kittens

  • $200: Kittens (up to 1 year)
  • $150: Adult cats (1 year to 10 years)
  • $50: Senior (10 years and older)
  • $10 if you are over 60 and adopt a cat over 10 years

Cat Adoption Fees Include

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • All age-appropriate vaccinations incl. rabies vaccination
  • Microchip
  • Tested for feline leukemia, FIV and heartworm
  • Fecal testing
  • Cardboard cat carrier
  • Small bag of Hills Science Diet
  • The animal’s complete medical record

View Adoptable Cats

Adoption Fee for Dogs

  • $450: Puppy (up to 7 months)
  • $350: Young Adult (7 months up to 5 years)
  • $250: Mature Adult (5 years to 8 years)
  • $150: Senior (8 years and older)
  • $50 if you are over 60 and adopt a dog over 8 years

Dog Adoption Fee Includes

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • All age-appropriate vaccinations incl. rabies vaccination
  • Microchip
  • Tested for heartworm, and on heartworm preventative year-around
  • Fecal testing
  • Monthly flea/tick preventative
  • Collar and leash
  • Small bag of Hills Science Diet
  • The animal’s complete medical record

View Adoptable Dogs

 

Prospective Pet Interactions

Pet interactions are done after a questionnaire has been submitted, and in designated visiting areas. Interactions typically last from 15 to 30 minutes. You may have to wait for an interaction room or staff person to become available, and we appreciate your patience in advance.

All family or household members who will live with the pet may be asked to come meet the potential adoptive dog or cat at the adoption center (at Save-A-Pet staff’s discretion).  All children under the age of 12 are required to meet the potential adoptive dog or cat at the adoption center in all situations.

Adoption questionnaires must be submitted 30 minutes prior to closing to ensure that we can accommodate your adoption. Please plan to arrive at last one hour before closing if you plan to visit with the animals.

February Adoption Promotions

Take Time to Fall in Love

This new promotion is intended to help those cats and dogs that may need more time in a home in order to fully acclimate and become comfortable in their new surroundings. The dogs and cats that will be included in this promotion will be chosen by Save-A-Pet based on those that will benefit the most, such as if the animal has been at the adoption center for a particular period of time, or if they have certain medical or behavioral challenges.

The adopter will pay any adoption and rabies tag fees at the time the cat or dog goes to foster. If you end up falling in love, you can finalize the adoption at any time before 30 days. If for any reason it is not a good adoption match, the cat or dog can be brought back to Save-A-Pet and the adoption fees will be refunded as long as the return is within the 30-day period.

Valentine’s Day Adoption Promotion

Adoption fees are half off from February 11, through February 19. This promotion excludes puppies and kittens.

Please contact our adoptions staff at adoptions@saveapetil.org for more information.