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Adoption Process
Here is what you can expect when visiting the Town of Huntington Animal Shelter
Town of Huntington Cat Shelter Adoption Policies:
  • Upon arriving at Town of Huntington Cat Shelter, you will be guided through our shelter by an adoption counselor, who will show you all the pets you are interested in, as well as pets that fit your lifestyle.

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt.

  • All household members MUST come to Town of Huntington Cat Shelter to meet your new pet.

  • Upon finding the ideal pet for you, you and the adoption counselor will place the animal on hold for approximately a week.

  • Town of Huntington Cat Shelter DOES NOT DO same day adoptions. 

  • During the hold period our adoption counselors will check two personal references for the adopters and a secondary owner.  Only one of these three may be a family member.

  • Given the fact that we place the highest priority on veterinary care, we perform a veterinarian check.  Homes where veterinary care is out of date will be disqualified from adopting.

  • If you have a landlord, we will check your building's policies on pet ownership.

  • Once we speak with all your references, we will request pictures of the room in which your new pet will be acclimating for the first few weeks.

  • Prior to going home, your new pet will enjoy a final visit with our in-house veterinarian.  This always occurs on a Thursday.

  • Upon completing this process, the adopters will come back and take their newly adopted pet home in a sturdy carrier and will get to take a family photo with their pet. Congratulations!

  • If you have a dog, an animal interaction is required. This is usually the first step in the adoption process. 

  • Spay or Neuter

  • Medical examination for general good health

  • Preliminary vaccinations

  • Microchip identification implant

  • Fourteen-day post-adoption health support

  • Periodic check-ins with your adoption counselor

  • Lifetime of LOVE

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