We are very proactive in placing our homeless pets. We do not adopt on a first-come, first-serve basis. We make sure that the pet being considered for adoption meets the needs of the family as well as the pet. We 'match-make', in a sense.
If we have a pet that has multiple families interested, we will check all fences to make sure they qualify for that pet and then make the best decision regarding the needs of the pet and the potential family. In doing this, we have reduced the rate of return of adopted pets from about 8% to about 2%, so we feel we are doing the right thing.
We also require you to bring any dogs you already have to introduce to the prospective dog to make sure they should get along.
No pet is officially adopted to a particular family until the adoption contract is filled out and the adoption fee is paid. Then the spay or neuter is scheduled, if it hasn't already been done. The Roswell Humane Society will transport the adopted pet to your veterinarian (Roswell only). Adopters will then pick up their new pet from the veterinarian's office after the surgery is completed.We advocate early spaying and neutering. The puppies and kittens that are sterilized young (10-12 weeks old) appear to heal much faster and obesity later in life seems less an issue. If you adopt a puppy or kitten, it will have to stay at the shelter until it is able to be spayed or neutered. Typically, it is not a long wait. They just have to weigh more than 2 pounds and have a set of vaccinationsalready given.
Adoption fees are:
Dogs - $50 (includes parvo/distemper and bordetella vaccines, and wormings).Adopter must pre-pay the spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, and microchip at a Roswell vet and bring us the receipt.-so that we may schedule the surgery-to get them home to you! DO NOT PRE-PAY UNTIL ADVISED TO PLEASE.
Adopters MUST have a completely fenced-in yard in order to adopt any dog--no exceptions. We do check.
Cats - $50 ( feline distemper vaccinations, and wormings). Adopter must also pre-pay the spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, and microchip at a Roswell vet and bring us the receipt-so that we may schedule the surgery-to get them home to you! DO NOT PRE-PAY UNTIL ADVISED TO PLEASE.
All cats and kittens adopted MUST live as strictly indoor cats.
Any family with children 5 years of age and under are NOT permitted to adopt any puppy or kitten 12 weeks of age or younger.
Updated, March 19, 2020