OUR ADOPTION PROCESS
Adopting a shelter cat or dog is a major decision which will change the thread of your family in many wonderful ways. Some animals will walk into their new homes as if they have always been there. However, others will have some settling-in issues of which you should be aware and be prepared to address. To the right are links to documents which may be opened and printed for your reference. They can assist you in addressing issues that may arise with your new adopted pet.
If you are considering adoption of one of our wonderful cats or dogs, you should know that the Franklin Animal Shelter is not a first-come, first-served shelter. We are driven to find the best and appropriate setting of our adoptable animals. This means to a potential adopter that we will conduct a review before approving an adoption. Our process begins with the completion of our adoption application. When the application is submitted, the applicant(s) will be be interviewed and questions about the contents of the application will be discussed. We may also request a home study which helps the shelter ensure that the setting for the animal is satisfactory. References and veterinarians will be contacted and other information may be verified.
Our adoption application can be downloaded to your PC by clicking the link to the right. You can then complete and save or print it for submission via an email attachment or US post. The application cannot be submitted through our website. It must be saved to your PC.
Completed adoption applications may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to Franklin Animal Shelter, PO Box 265, Franklin NH 03235 or delivered to 19 Rescue Road, Franklin during our business hours.
If the application is approved, an appointment will be made for the hand-over of your new pet and pertinent records for your information. The following fees will be assessed and paid at the time of hand-over.
(Effective May 1, 2017)
PUPPIES (9 MOS OR YOUNGER): $325.00
SENIOR DOGS (AGE 10 OR OLDER): $125.00
KITTENS (9 MOS OR YOUNGER): $135.00
SENIOR CATS (AGE 12 OR OLDER): $40.00
YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO ADOPT A DOG AND 18 YEARS OF AGE, WITH A PARENTS SIGNATURE, TO ADOPT A CAT. NO EXCEPTIONS.