Adopt a pet at Pope Memorial SPCA

We are excited to resume pet adoptions, and we have taken steps to revise our process in order to keep you and our employees safe. This process will be as “touch-less” as possible and will include online submission of the application, electronic signatures for adoption paperwork and payment by credit card only. We understand that this process may not work for everyone and you are welcome to wait until our traditional adoption procedures resume.


To begin, please fill out our online application. Adoption counselors will review your application and reach out by phone or email if we have a good match. Thank you so much for your patience, and for your willingness to open your home to a homeless pet in need!

The Pope Memorial SPCA has an interest in ensuring that animals placed in a new home will be in that new home for life. Please complete an application to begin the process of finding a new pet to add to your family. Adoption fees help with just a fraction of the cost to care for the many pets that stay at our shelter. Adoptable pets are up to date on required vaccines and most are spayed or neutered. Additional information about each pet is available, including when possible, past medical treatments and veterinary care.


Our adoption process was created to help you find a pet that will be a good fit for your lifestyle and family. Here are some key steps:


  1. Complete the on-line application (Due to COVID-19 health recommendations, an application completed online is a necessary first step)

  2. Talk to an adoption counselor about what you are looking for in a new pet as well as review the details of your application related to your home environment

  3. Agree to a quick veterinary check regarding current and previous animals cared for by you/your family

  4. If applicable, we will ask for verification that pet ownership is allowed by your property management, rental company, or homeowner’s association

  5. Arrange for a meeting with your prospective new pet - this may be done virtually or at the shelter.

We aim to ensure that your experience at the Pope Memorial SPCA is one of consistency and outstanding care, just as we provide for all animals that come through our doors.  Thank you for choosing our organization as your adoption and animal-welfare center.

Online Adoption

Kitten (under 1 year) $200
Adult (1 year through 6 years)  $125
Mature (7 years up to 12 years) $100
Senior Cat (over 12 years) $50

Puppy (up to 1 year) $400
Adult (over 1 year) $325
Senior Large Breed (over 8 years) $175
Senior Small Breed (under 30 pounds and over 12 years) $175

Small Animals
Rats $10    Rabbits $50    Guinea Pigs $25
Ferrets $75     Small Birds $25

Senior Citizen Discount
For those who are 62 years or older
$25 off any cat or dog Adoption

Military Discount
A discount of $25 off from any dog or cat adoption fee will be given with a proof of military ID.

We like to hear how your newest family member is doing in their new home.  Please take a minute to complete a brief survey below.