FAQ

What are the adoption fees?

Our adoption fees are as follows:

Puppies (up to 6 months) $250.00
Dogs $135.00
Kittens (up to 6 months) $100.00
Cats $80.00
Purebreds and Small Breeds $ASK
FIV / FELV test optional $30.00

What is included in the adoption fee?

Adoption fees include a microchip, spay or neuter, vaccinations, and a wellness check by a participating veterinarian.

Why are purebreds and small breeds more expensive?

Purebreds and small breeds are considered our "hero" pets. They tend to be highly adoptable. Their higher adoption fee helps off-set the costs of the pets that need to have a reduced fee.   

I am looking for a specific breed. What do I do?

We generally have a large selection of mixed breed animals, and a smaller percentage of purebreds. Occasionally we also receive older purebred dogs. Most of our puppies and dogs come in on the weekend, so the best selection is available Saturdays and Sundays early in the day.

What breeds will I find when I come down?

Although we have a wide variety of breeds, you will almost always find a large selection of these breeds and breed mixes: lab, terrier, border collie, chow, shepherd and pointer.

I work full time; does that mean I can’t have an animal?

If you are not home 8 to 9 hours a day there are still many animals who will do fine in your family. We do not recommend getting puppies under 6 months of age if they will be alone for more than 3 to 4 hours at a time. Instead consider a dog older than 6 months, or a cat of any age. As long as you are able to provide 3 to 4 walks a day for a dog, and spend plenty of quality time with your pet when you are home, as well as care for its emotional, nutritional and medical needs you will make a fine pet owner. Those individuals who are not home more than 8 or 9 hours a day should consider getting a cat, or holding off on getting an animal until the situation changes.

I have allergies to cats and dogs; can I still have a pet?

Typically yes depending on the severity of your allergy. Although most cats will aggravate your allergies, there are several different varieties of dogs that won’t. The following breeds usually do well with people with allergies: Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Chinese Crested, Irish Water Spaniel, Kerry Blue Terrier, Maltese, Poodles, Portuguese Water Dog, Schnauzers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, and Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless). These breeds usually produce less dander.

What’s DSH?

This acronym stands for Domestic Short Hair, which is the most popular type of cat to come into our and most other shelters. These are basically mix-breed cats that come in all shapes and sizes.

 

***Important Note: The only websites KHS monitors and updates with our adoptable animals are Petfinder.com and our own website. Any other sites claiming to have KHS animals available for adoption are not managed or monitored by KHS and should not be trusted.