ADOPTIONS


 
image FCHS believes the adoption process should be based on the right fit for the family and the pet. In order to determine what's best for both, we must consider the person's home, interests and lifestyle. We then match those with an animal's social, exercise and training needs.

Because our animals live with foster parents who volunteer their time and whose lives are full of work, family and school, our adoption process can take anywhere from a day to several days.

Our process may take a little longer than others, but the investment is worthwhile. It allows you to talk with the person who has lived with, cared for, and loved the animal you are adopting. This allows you to make an informed decision — one that will be a lasting match!

Each adoption is different and calls for a different approach. While we reserve the right to refuse an adoption, we always make every effort to work with you - to address your concerns and find the most appropriate companion animal for your family and situation. It is important to know that we will always approve or reject an application for adoption with the best interest of the cat or dog in mind.

EVERY dog adopted from FCHS, will be tested for heartworms and, if our veterinarian deems it appropriate, a parvo test will be conducted. They will be spay or neutered, wormed, and will have received all necessary vaccinations. These medical treatments will be done prior to adoption and your adoption fee will include the cost of these treatments. If the dog was diagnosed with heartworms upon rescue, we will have it treated and given a clean bill of health before it is adopted. The treatment for heartworm infestation is expensive. We will not knowingly adopt an animal that will present a financial burden to its adopters.

EVERY cat adopted from FCHS, will be tested for feline leukemia and aids. They will be spay or neutered, wormed and will have received all necessary vaccinations. These medical treatments will be done prior to adoption and your adoption fee will include the cost of these treatments.

Please reveiw our fees before completing the adoption form.

Adopting a companion animal from FCHS involves a few steps:

You need to see and interact with our adoptable animals, and select the pet(s) you are most interested in adopting. You may also want to read about our adoption fees, and what's included in the adoption package.

You can also visit some of our animals at adoption events. Since we are currently foster based, a meet and greet can be arranged. Please keep in mind that our fosters' schedules must be considered in arranging meetings with the dog or cat.

Fill out an adoption application below so we can get to know you!

Upon submission of your Adoption Application, you will be contacted within 2-3 days to answer any questions you may have, discuss what you are looking for in a pet, and arrange for you to meet the animal. If both you and the adoption coordinator feel that it is a good match, then you will make an appointment to do the adoption paperwork at our office. If you are an out-of-town adopter, we will bring your pet of choice to you and visit the home where the pet will live. Enjoy your new furry companion!

Complete the Cat Application in Word and email to admin@fchstc.org

Complete the Dog Application in Word and email to admin@fchstc.org

You are always welcome and we encourage you to bring the completed form to our office in person at 1409 South Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida.

We will contact you at the phone number or email address you provided in your application once our review is completed.