Before proceeding with the adoption process, it is important that you carefully read and understand the following information:
- All potential adopters will be required to complete a visitor registration form stating your interest in adopting an animal.
- If you find an animal you wish to adopt, you will be required to complete an adoption application form. You will then be interviewed by a BJC staff member and a decision will be made to accept or reject your application. Please note: WE ACCEPT CASH ONLY. Click here for information on adoption and other service fees.
- If your application is accepted, you will be required to sign an adoption contract with BJC and pay an $80 adoption fee for dogs and $40 for cats. For the adoption fee, the animal will receive a thorough examination by the staff veterinarian, a rabies vaccination, heartworm screening, initial deworming, and other important health screenings. All dogs/cats adopted will be spayed/neutered prior to going to their permanent home.
- You will then be required to take the animal to a licensed veterinarian of your choice within three working days of signing the contract to have the animal thoroughly examined and have a rabies vaccination administered if applicable.