Adopting a New Companion
Deciding to bring a new pet into your home is a major life decision. If you’ve considered all the pros and cons and are ready for a new pet, you’ll want to start by following the below steps.
Adopt a Cat
Adopt a Dog
Adopt a Barn Cat
Adopt Small & Special
Check out our list of frequently asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out to us.
How many animals do you adopt out each year?
On average, we adopt 1,500 animals out yearly.
Can I adopt a stray that I found?
If the animal is deemed healthy and sits the mandatory 4 day stray hold, yes!
Why did my application get denied?
Typically an application is denied because we do not think the animal is a good fit for your home. You can speak to our adoption coordinators about your application at 715-839-4747 ext. 21
Why aren’t you open to view animals all the time?
We found that the animals experience less stress and less illness when we are not open all the time. This also gives the staff more opportunity to spend time with the animals and get to know them to ensure we are adopting them to the perfect family!
Do all animals in the shelter have behavior issues?
Definitely not! While some animals may have their quirks, a majority of our animals were surrendered due to no fault of their own.
Why do animals get surrendered to the shelter?
The number one reason people surrender their animals is due to moving or major life changes.
Why do you have adoption fees/why are your fees so high?
On average, it is $17 per day to board an animal not including if they need additional medical care. Our adoption fees go straight back into our budget to take care of the thousands of animals we see yearly!
What is the adoption process?
Our process is all online! Choose the animal you would like to meet, we will schedule a meet and greet, then you can take your new friend home! If you are not sure who you would like, you can fill out one of our general applications to meet more than one animal.
Whether you’re looking to adopt, volunteer or simply want to chat about your love for animals, we’re all ears (and paws). Contact us today!