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!
Congratulations on taking the first step in opening your home to a pet in need! We have an interest in ensuring that animals placed in a new home will be in that home for life. Towards that end, please review the process below. Links to our applications are to the right. 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:
Complete the on-line application (Due to COVID-19 health recommendations, an application completed online is a necessary first step)
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
Consent to a vet check -one of our staff will confirm that your current and/or previous animals receive basic veterinary care such as a rabies vaccination (required by law) basic vaccinations and are spayed/neutered. This is also a chance to review with your vet any unique medical requirements that your new pet may have.
Provide confirmation that you are allowed to own pets at your current residence. This can be accomplished by speaking to property management, rental company, or homeowner’s association - or providing written documentation.
Arrange for a meeting with your prospective new pet - this may be done virtually or at the shelter.
We work hard to make this process as easy as possible and in many cases are able to complete same-day adoptions. Please note that when adopting a new dog we do require an on-site meet-and-greet with any dogs currently in your household.
A special note about kitten adoptions: kittens are in high demand so we encourage you to submit an application as soon as you are ready to adopt. We strive to match families with kittens based on many factors so please be specific about what you're looking for. We will call you when a kitten that matches what you've described in your application becomes available. FYI: Kittens seen online or at public events may already be matched with a family but you can still inquire if they're available for adoption. Please be patient with us as we try to accommodate all of our potential kitten adopters!
Barn Cats: please visit our Barn Cat program page for information.
Adoption fees off-set a fraction of the cost of care that animals receive during their stay at the shelter. Adoptable pets are up-to-date on required vaccines and are spayed/neutered. (Fees may be subject to change.)
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
Barn Cats (for a pair) $40
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
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
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.