At the moment, we are open by appointment only with limited spots available, so priority is given to fill those slots with serious adopters first. If you would please view our cats and dogs that are currently looking for their prrr-fect home, then once you’ve found a pet that strikes your fancy, fill out an adoption application (see links below).

Our staff will review your application in about 2 to 5 business days, depending on how many applications have come in and on how easy it is to get in touch with your veterinarian and/or landlord. We do a vet check and, if you rent, landlord check for every applicant. If you want to speed the process along, please feel free to have your veterinarian or landlord contact us at 207-667-8088 or info@spcahancockcounty.org.

Once your app is approved, our services coordinator will contact you and set up a meet-and-greet – an hour-long appointment slot where you can meet the animal of your fancy along with their friends, in case you would like to look around before making a lifetime commitment. Our staff will be happy to assist you at your meet-and-greet once you arrive.

Thank you for your interest in adopting from us! We pride ourselves on our care for our animals. Each animal adopted:
  •  is spayed/neutered
  •  is microchipped (we also offer lifetime registration for microchips for a one-time fee of $12.99 during the adoption process)
  •  has received at least one distemper vaccination
  •  has received a rabies vaccination (if age appropriate; kittens under 12 weeks old are not old enough for their rabies vaccine)
  •  is current on heartworm (dogs only) and flea/tick preventative (both cats and dogs)
  •  has been treated for intestinal parasites
  • Dogs are tested for heartworm and tick-borne diseases
  • Cats that were formerly outdoors or strays are tested for both FIV and FeLV

How much does it cost to adopt?

Discounts for cat or dog adoptions:

Adopt two pets during the same visit and receive 50% off the second adoption fee (applied to the lower fee). So adopt two kittens and get them both for a total of $300. Adopt an adult cat and a mature cat together and it’s $200. Mix and match for all the fun! Betcha can’t adopt just one!

All veterans interested in adopting an adult (whether young, middle aged, or senior) animal will receive 20% off if they provide proof of their military identification. This discount applies for active, retired, or military-disabled veterans.

When SPCA senior animals (8 years and older) are adopted by a senior citizen (65 years or older), you can get a discount of 30% off your adoption fee.

If you have a condition that falls under the ADA (American Disability Act) and adopt an adult or older pet, you qualify for a 20% discount on the adoption fee.

Only one discount applies per visit. Best offer will be applied to your purchase at the time of checkout.

Ready to fill out an application?

Adoption fees for dogs include not only a wonderful new family member but the following: their spay/neuter, microchip implantation, rabies vaccination, heartworm and tick-borne disease testing, flea/tick preventative, and heartworm medication for the month. Our dogs also often receive medical care while at the shelter, including and not limited to: physical exams and treatment for irritated skin, dental work as needed, and so on. We do our best to ensure the health of every one of our animals but after adoption, we are not responsible for the condition of the adopted animal and responsibility to follow up with appropriate vet care falls on the adopter. All medical records are sent to the adoption electronically, and if requested, can be printed out at the time of adoption.

Adoption fees for cats include not only a wonderful new family member but the following: their spay/neuter, microchip implantation, rabies vaccination, at least one distemper vaccine, flea/tick preventative, and FIV/FeLV testing for previous outdoor cats or at-risk cats. Our cats also often receive medical care while at the shelter, including and not limited to: physical exams and treatment for ear mites, URI symptoms, dental work as needed, and so on. We do our best to ensure the health of every one of our animals but after adoption, we are not responsible for the condition of the adopted animal and responsibility to follow up with appropriate vet care falls on the adopter. All medical records are sent to the adoption electronically, and if requested, can be printed out at the time of adoption.

Not Seeing your Perfect Pet Just Yet?

Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll call you when a potential match comes along!