We now have the adoption application available online:
The form can be emailed, mailed, or brought in person to the shelter for approval.
Thank you for your interest in our pets!
What’s Included in an Adoption?
***Spay or Neuter***
Cats and dogs that are old enough are all spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter.
Kittens and puppies who are not yet old enough will be spayed/neutered when they reach an appropriate age. The adopter needs to bring the kitten or puppy back to our partnering vet, Riverside Animal Clinic in Redwood Falls. The adoption fee covers their spay/neuter as long as it’s done through this specific vet. (We do not cover the spay/neuter if done at a non-partnering veterinarian.)
***Age Appropriate Vaccinations***
All dogs and cats will also have age appropriate vaccines as a part of their adoption fee. This includes the FVRCCP vaccine (distemper, etc.) for cats and the DHPPC (distemper/parvo/etc.) for dogs, as well as the rabies vaccine. (If the kitten or puppy is too young for a rabies vaccine at the time of adoption, the kitten/puppy will need to be brought back to our
partnering vet, Riverside Animal Clinic in Redwood Falls. This is usually done at the time of the spay/neuter, and is covered by the adoption fee as long as the kitten/puppy is brought to this specific vet.
***Parasite Treatment and Prevention***
All cats have received dewormings, including preventatives for coccidia and giardia. They have been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), had a negative fecal float to test for internal parasites, and have had a medicated/antifungal bath. We do our best to make sure none of our kitties are burdened with parasites!
All dogs have been dewormed and treated topically with a flea/tick preventative such as Frontline. Puppies also get preventatives for giardia and coccidia.
***All cats are tested for feline leukemia and are negative.***
If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet any of the critters: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!
We try to find the best home fit possible for each of our pets. We reserve the right to refuse to adopt to anyone for any reason at any time during the adoption process.