The Noah Adoption Process
Adoptions only happen after your application has been completed and then approved by our director. Please complete an application only if you meet all the requirements for a specific pet or list the type of pet you are interested in.
This form is quite detailed and will provide us with the information necessary to adopt. We will begin processing your application as soon as possible. Important steps in the process will include contacting your veterinarian, personal references, and landlords. Approved applications will be kept on file for up to 90 days.
If multiple applications are pending on the same animal, we will use our considerable experience to try to make the best match. All things being equal, the application with the best veterinary care will take precedence.
You will be informed of the approval status of your application. If your application has been rejected you will be informed of the reason(s) for rejection and actions you can take to be approved at some point in the future.
If your adoption is approved, a meet-and-greet will be scheduled to observe the compatibility between the new animal and any other animals or children in your home. Otherwise, a shelter staff member will contact you to discuss any questions you may have and schedule a date to pick up your new pet. Adoptions are generally not available to go home on the same day as the meet-and-greet.