The adoption fee for dogs and cats is $115.00 which includes the spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations. All dogs and cats must be spayed or neutered before they are allowed to leave the shelter. If you are adopting from out of the area, this could cause a delay in your ability to take the pet home right away. If this is the case, we recommend calling the Shelter. We also recommend a meet and greet if you have a current dog. There are kennels on the premise for that purpose.
If you rent your home or live in an apartment, you will need to bring a letter from your landlord stating that it is okay for you to have a pet where you live and the size of pet that is allowed.
There is an Adoption Application form to fill out.
If you decide you can no longer care for your pet, you may surrender ownership to the Craig Animal Shelter, provided there is room in the facility. There is a $100 relinquish fee. The animal must be current on vaccinations. If he or she is not, you will be responsible for the price of the vaccinations as well as the relinquish fee.
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee your pet will be adopted, and it is possible he or she may be euthanized. However, one of the missions of the Humane Society is to help animals get adopted, even if it means transferring them to a network shelter in Colorado.
There is a Relinquishment form you will need to complete. When you complete the form, please provide as much information as possible. If you don't, your pet may be overlooked. Please, help your pet find the perfect new home by providing as much information as you can.
If you are experiencing problems with your pet's behavior, first consult with your veterinarian. The problem could be a treatable medical condition you are unaware of. If the issue is not medical, there are trainers in Craig that may help you correct problems you may be having. Here are three:
Canines Unlimited Training - (970)824-7986
Total Teamwork Training - (970)629-1507
Simply Canine Consulting - (970)629-0904
If you or a family member is allergic to your pet and the condition is non life threatening, perhaps a solution can be found here in this article at petfinder.com. The article lists possible steps to help reduce the symptoms.
If your problem is a housing issue, rent.com has a resources section with articles to help you find a pet friendly apartment, tips on moving with your pet, and suggestions on dogs that are best suited for apartment living.
If it is impossible for you to keep your pet but he or she can stay at home while you look for a new family, the HSMC can do a courtesy listing on both petfinder.com and adoptapet.com websites. Email us if you are interested in using this service. When adopting out your pet, we recommend you screen potential new owners; visit their home to ensure your pet's new environment is one you approve. Breed specific rescues may also be a resource that could help place your pet if he or she is a pure breed. Here are two:
Your pet is a family member, so thoughtful consideration of its future is important. Hopefully these steps will help you keep your pet with the people he or she knows best and loves - you; but, if that is not possible, finding a new safe and loving home.
the Humane Society of Moffat County