Are you ready?
Adopting a pet is a big commitment. Before you decide to add a furry feline to your family, take these things into consideration:
Financial responsibility - To properly care for your kitty you will need to provide adequate nutrition, toys and scratching posts, yearly Vet care, and fresh kitty litter. Most of those costs are fairly insignificant, but if your cat was injured or sick an emergency Vet visit could be quite costly. Are you prepared financially to care for all of your new cat's needs?
Time commitment - Cats are pretty independent and do not typically require a great deal of time. You will need to feed, water, scoop litter, and provide stimulation for your cat everyday. Kittens will require a lot more exercise and training (Yes, you can train your cat!) than an adult cat. If you have a very busy schedule, adopting a single kitten or long-haired cat may not be your best option. Adopting a pair of kittens will help them get the stimulation they need; Or consider adopting an older cat that is happy to lounge around for the better part of the day. Do you have the time to provide your cat the affection, stimulation, and care that he needs?
Family - Cats are a part of the family, but is everyone in your family on the same page about getting a new cat?
Personality - Cats are individuals with their own opinions on what they like and dislike. Though one cat may be the color you like or have adorable fluffy hair, you will be happier with your new pet if you consider their personality more than their looks. Assess what traits are most important to you: playful, affectionate, friendly, talkative, or mellow. What kind of cat do you want to add to your family?
The future - Cats usually live around 15-20 years. Though you can't predict the future, be aware you are making a commitment to the cat you adopt and you should be prepared to do what you can to care for him for his entire lifespan.
Love and friendship - The companionship your new cat will offer you will leave a lasting paw print on your heart. The benefits of cat ownership are scientifically proven and have even been linked to lower stress levels and a longer, healthier life. Are you ready to welcome a wonderful new cuddly friend to your family?
Our adoption process:
Fall in love with one of our wonderful adoptable pets
Fill out the adoption application
Once your application is approved, you are ready to take your new friend home
Your new pet has to be ready for you too. All cats and dogs are required to be spayed/neutered and receive applicable vaccinations before they can go to their forever home. If the pet you are interested in has not visited the Veterinarian yet, you will have to wait until after their appointment before you can take them home.
Once your new friend is ready to come home, you will sign the Adoption Contract and pay the adoption fee.
Please understand we are trying to find the best possible home for every pet at AHS and the best pet for every adopter. Playing matchmaker isn't always easy, so have patience as we look over your application for approval and try to find the best fit for you!
$75 Adoption Fee includes:
Feline Leukemia/FIV test
Fecal test and dewormer (if needed)
(Heartworm test or Microchip
available for $15 additional fee)
Even with discounted Veterinary fees, each pet costs AHS around $100 in Vet care
Adopting from AHS is like paying a portion of the vet costs and getting your new pet completely FREE!