Adoption / Foster

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”  

                                                                                              — Mohandas Gandhi

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt / foster an animal.
  • A current photo ID (driver’s license or state ID card) is required to process an application.
  • All dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, have been spayed/neutered prior to being made available for adoption. In the case that an animal is too young to be spayed/neutered at the time of the adoption, a deposit is required that will be refunded when presented with proof that the animal has been spayed/neutered when age appropriate.
  • To provide permanent identification, all dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, receive a microchip implant.
  • If at any time you can no longer care for your pet and cannot find a suitable home, we ask that you return the pet to Shelby Shelter.
  • The Shelby Shelter reserves the right to refuse any adoption / foster applicant.