How to Adopt
Thank you for choosing to adopt your new family member from Montgomery County Animal Shelter! We’d be delighted to help you make the right match. If you’re ready to bring home a new best friend, you’ll find the information needed to start the adoption process below. Following the approval of your adoption application (available at our shelter or click to download and print), you may finalize the adoption and take your new pet home.
Dog and Cat Adoption Fees and Incentives:
Adopting a Montgomery County Animal shelter pet is a rewarding experience that you will not regret! Not only are you saving a life, but you are getting a forever friend that will love you unconditionally.
The adoption fee includes the costs for spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, de-worming, and micro-chipping. In addition, adult dogs have been tested for heartworms.
All adopters must complete an adoption application. The application includes basic contact information, as well as, information that will help determine if the adopter will be a good pet owner. All adoption applications will be reviewed by an adoption coordinator before being accepted. An adoption application can be downloaded here. You may print, fill out and then bring the application to the shelter when you are ready to adopt. Sorry, no faxed or mailed applications will be accepted.
Adoption - Making it Official:
Animals that have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated can be adopted. Adopters must complete an Application, sign the Adoption Contract and pay the adoption fee to complete the adoption process. We recommend bringing the animal to your personal veterinarian within 7 days of adoption. If the pet exhibits medical concerns during this period, the adopter can bring the animal to the shelter for examination and treatment by the veterinary staff within the first 10 days following the adoption. Please click here for FAQs concerning adoptions.
Not Ready to Adopt?
If you are unable to make a permanent commitment to an animal, but want to open your heart and home to a dog or cat on a temporary basis, you may qualify for our Foster Program. Please click here for FAQs concerning fostering.