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Public Adoptions Assistance – Put a Pet Up for Adoption

We understand that sometimes a pet needs to go up for adoption. If you have a pet you can no longer keep, or are providing temporary care for a stray animal, CAAWS operates two Public Assistance Adoption programs that can help.

By registering in one, or both, of our programs, CAAWS can provide excellent exposure for adoption opportunities. Our volunteers work hard to make sure an animal can find a new loving home.

How to Put a Pet Up for Adoption Online Through CAAWS

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If you are interested in listing your dog or cat alongside all of our other adoptable pets on our website, we ask for a $20 listing fee and the medical records, a brief description, and a picture of your animal.

Your pet will also be listed on PetFinder.com and AdoptAPet.com to maximize the chances that the pet will be found by a new family.

To ensure a healthy adoptable animal, and due to our current adoption guidelines, CAAWS requires all animals to be checked by a vet before being registered in our Public Assistance Programs.

We ask that if you have not or are not able to meet the veterinary requirements for admission to please wait to contact us about putting a pet up for adoption.

Our organization offers resources that might help get you and your animal ready for adoption. We can also advise on the best method to re-home your pets with or without our assistance.

  • Must be spayed or neutered if of age.
  • Must be up-to-date on all vaccinations (including rabies) as per age category.
  • Must have Heartworm Check. Please understand that even if they are heartworm positive, that is not a reason to lose hope. We only need this result as a matter of full disclosure to the adopter.
  • Must be spayed or neutered if of age.
  • Must be up-to-date on all vaccinations. We require FVRCPC (4 in 1) & rabies.
  • Must have a combination test for FIV/FeLV/Heartworm. The cat must be negative for FIV/FeLV, but please contact us if you have a positive result. We may be able to offer assistance. A positive heartworm check is ok as long as the cat is on or has started a monthly preventive medication.

 

If you have a dog or a cat you would like listed online on our website, please fill out the form and pay your online listing fee of $20. Someone from our team will contact you shortly to discuss your entry in further detail. For any further questions, contact us online.

Bring Your Pet to CAAWS Adoption Days

If you are interested in attending adoption events with CAAWS so your pet will be seen in public alongside our own adoptable animals, this is the program for you!

To ensure a healthy adoptable animal, and to decrease the transmission of disease, CAAWS requires vet records of all animals registered with CAAWS before attendance of any adoption events.

Keep in mind that space is limited, so you may not be able to attend all adoption events. You will also need to stay at the adoption event all day with your pet.

We also cannot accept sudden drop-off arrangements.

At CAAWS Adoption Days, You Will:

You can also increase the chances of finding your pet a new home by letting us place the animal’s photo and profile on our website for a one-time $20 fee. The online profile will remain on our website until the animal is adopted into a new home. An online profile will also be placed on PetFinder.com.

We do ask that you do not show up to an adoption event with your animal unless you have checked in with us and you have spoken to a CAAWS member prior to the event. We also require a copy of all vet records that show that your animal meets all the above requirements.

  • Must be spayed or neutered if of age.
  • Must be up-to-date on all vaccinations (including Rabies and Bordetella) as per age category.
  • Must have an up-to-date heartworm check. Please understand that even if they are heartworm positive, that is not a reason to lose hope. We only need this result as a matter of full disclosure to the adopter.
  • On the day of the adoption event, you will need to bring vet records.
  • Bring a crate to keep your dog in during the event. If you don’t have a crate, there will be a one-time $10 crate rental fee, and a returnable $50 deposit for the day.
  • Must be an INDOOR ONLY cat.
  • Must be spayed or neutered if of age.
  • Must be up-to-date on all vaccinations. We require FVRCPC (4 in 1) & Rabies.
  • Must have a combination test for FIV/FeLV/Heartworm. The cat must be negative for FIV/FeLV, but please contact us if you have a positive result, we may be able to offer assistance. A positive heartworm check is ok as long as the cat is on or has started on a monthly preventive medication.

Testimonial

Megan Simon and Lincoln

“Lincoln is such a large part of my life and I cannot imagine life without him. … I cannot thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to have Lincoln in my life. He has made a world of difference and got me out of a funk I was stuck in. He has given blood twice already saving many lives being a universal donor. He did get car sick often, but if he can put his head out the window he does soo much better. We had to get protective eyewear so he doesn’t get dry eye or bugs in his eyes. I can’t put into words how much he has changed my life.”

What Happens After a Pet is Put Up for Adoption?

After an animal has been put up for adoption online or through our public adoption events, we’ll maintain contact with you. Weekly communication will be required to remain in the program. For cats, you will need to wait to be contacted before knowing whether or not you’ll be able to attend an adoption event.

If you have a dog or a cat and would like to attend our adoptions days, fill out our Public Adoptions Program form. A friendly, helpful CAAWS volunteer will contact you to provide further information about our process to put a pet up for adoption.