Small Animals & Livestock Adoption Info

Interested in meeting with a Small Pet or Livestock Animal? Make an adoption appointment!

Appointments for Livestock Animals (such as pigs, goats, and chickens) and Small Animals (such as guinea pigs, rabbits, and parakeets) will open on our bookings page when we have that animal type available.
If you make an appointment for a Small Animal or Livestock Animal, you will not be permitted to meet with any other animal type during your appointment.
Book your adoption appointment on our online bookings page here. 
  • Please note, we don’t always have these types of animals available for adoption, so when we don’t have any available, this appointment type will not be an option on our Bookings page.
  • When we do have small animals or livestock available for adoption, we typically open a limited number of appointments for booking, but will usually open one or two more appointments than we have animals available, in the event that some adopters choose not to adopt. That means not every appointment will be guaranteed an animal.
  • Prior to scheduling an appointment, please carefully review the online information for the pet you are interested in meeting, to ensure that your home is a match for that pet’s needs. You can find the pet’s information by clicking on their photo on our Available Pets page and then reading the “My Story” section of their profile on Adopt-a-Pet.com. Please do not book an adoption appointment for a pet that has needs/requirements listed that do not match your home and lifestyle.
Booking an appointment:
  • Appointments are open Wednesday through Sunday and are held between 12pm and 4pm.
  • Appointments can only be scheduled two days in advance, as new pets arrive at our shelter daily. Appointments open for booking at midnight. 
  • If there are no appointments for the pet type that you would like to meet listed on a specific day, that either means that all appointments for that pet type are full; we don’t have any of that pet type available for adoption; or you are looking too far into the future to schedule an appointment.
  • Be sure to check the Bookings page frequently, as appointments may open up as others cancel their upcoming appointments.
  • Appointments are limited to one appointment per household per day. Please do not book more than one appointment for the same day.
Once you have booked:
  • When you have booked an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, there may have been an error in scheduling your appointment.
  • You can meet up to two pets at each adoption appointment, but you should have several pets in mind, in the event that your first or second choices are adopted during appointments prior to yours.
  • We cannot guarantee that the specific pet you wish to meet will be available at the time of your appointment. We do not have the capacity to notify adopters if the specific pet they wanted to meet has been adopted.
  • If you book an appointment for the wrong animal type (for example you book an appointment for an Adult Cat, but indicate that you would like to meet kittens), your appointment will be cancelled. This is in order for us to be fair to those who booked their appointments for the correct animal type first, before appointments for that animal type were full and were made unavailable.
Day of Appointment:
  • If you have an appointment scheduled to meet a specific pet, and another adoption appointment is scheduled for the same pet during the same time slot, priority will be given to the person who arrives at the shelter with their completed adoption application first.
  • When you arrive at the shelter, please ring the doorbell at the Pet Adoption Center. Staff will assist you and take your adoption application to set you up with the animal you wish to meet, then you will wait outside or in your car until an adoption team member is available to begin your counsel.
  • You can meet up to two animals at your appointment time. Our staff would be happy to help narrow down your selection and recommend the best fit for your home.
  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your appointment time, we will be unable to move forward with your appointment to view the pets you wish to meet, and you will need to reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  • Please note, we are limiting access to our facility at this time. We are only permitting groups of 3 people or less on each adoption meet. For cat, kitten, puppy, and small animal adoption appointments, we do not require the entire household to be present. So if you can leave family members at home, please do so. However, if you wish for the entire family/household to meet with the pet and you have a household that is greater than 3 people, we will ask you to split into smaller groups and enter the shelter in turns.
  • A large portion of your adoption appointment will take place outdoors, so please be prepared and dress with appropriate layers depending on the weather.
Additional Information About When Appointments Open for Booking:
  • Adoption appointments for Wednesday open for online booking at 12:00AM Monday (right at midnight when Sunday turns to Monday)
  • Adoption appointments for Thursday open for online booking at 12:00AM Tuesday (right at midnight when Monday turns to Tuesday)
  • Adoption appointments for Friday open for online booking at 12:00AM Wednesday (right at midnight when Tuesday turns to Wednesday)
  • Adoption appointments for Saturday open for online booking at 12:00AM Thursday (right at midnight when Wednesday turns to Thursday)
  • Adoption appointments for Sunday open for online booking at 12:00AM Friday (right at midnight when Thursday turns to Friday)

We are closed for Adoptions on Mondays and Tuesdays, so no new appointments will open for booking at 12:00AM Saturday or 12:00AM Sunday (Friday night or Saturday night)