If you are interested in adopting, please print and fill out an adoption questionnaire or stop by the shelter to do so. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering, the first series of vaccinations, a heart worm test, internal and external parasite control, plus a free health evaluation with a local participating veterinarian. Your dog also comes with a personalized ID tag, microchip that we will register for you at time of adoption, and the offer of discounted Obedience Classes. We also offer a Behavioral Helpline. Call 207-985-3244 x 131, leave a message, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will call you back. If you are planning to adopt a dog or puppy please bring an appropriate leash and collar or plan to buy one at a minimal charge. Dogs and puppies must leave on a leash.
Puppies 8 weeks to 6 months are $385.00 – $485.00
Dogs 7 months to 11 months are $315.00 – $385.00
Dogs 1 year to 7 1/2 years are $285.00 – $315.00
Dogs 8 years and over are $99.00 – $145.00
Adoptions begin at 11am. However, on days when highly sought-after pets (particularly puppies) first become available, parties may arrive prior to this time and begin forming a line. Interested adopters arriving early can enter through the door labeled “Incoming Animals & Reclaims” after 8 am to inquire about being assigned a number for when visits and adoptions begin at 11 am.
Adoption questionnaires should be completed before interacting with individual animals.
A commitment to a particular pet does not have to be made within the 15-minute time frame, though after 15 minutes, the next in line will have access to available animals, and so on. All adoptions are on a first come, first served.
Please be prepared to wait 15 minutes for every person/family in front of you. Usually applicants have a particular animal in mind before coming to the shelter, which can speed the process. We do our best to keep things moving quickly, and we ask for your patience while those ahead of you make their choices and complete their adoptions.
When you first enter the adoption center, on the wall to the right, you will see a white board. This will give you an idea of where each available dog is in the adoption process.