ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS

Adopting a new pet is a big commitment, and we have a few requirements you must meet before you can bring your new pet home:

  • Adopter must be 18 years of age or older
  • Adopter must have consent from landlord and all other members listed in your household
  • Adopter must be willing and able to spend the time and money required to cover the pet’s ongoing veterinary and training needs and ensure they receive all needed treatment for proper care
  • Adopter must be willing to work with our adoption staff to find the right pet for your lifestyle and experience

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 (and you will be given the chance to register their chip for life for a one-time fee at the time of adoption)
  •  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 the rabies vaccine)
  •  is current on heartworm (dogs only) and flea preventative (both cats and dogs)
  •  has been treated for intestinal parasites
  • Dogs are tested for heartworm and tick-borne diseases
  • At-risk cats are tested for both FIV and FeLV

How Much Does it Cost to Adopt?

Dog Adoption Fees

Discounts for cat or dog adoptions:

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 adoption. 

You may visit our cats in the lobby and rooms Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. If you are looking to adopt a dog, please schedule an appointment ahead of time so we can ensure we can accommodate a stress-free meet-and-greet. Appointments are prioritized for approved adopters.

Our staff will review your application in about 3 to 7 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 or attach records to your application.

Ready to Fill Out an Application?

*AN APPROVED APPLICATION DOES NOT PUT A HOLD ON THE ANIMAL YOU APPLIED FOR. ADOPTIONS ARE A COMBINATION OF FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE AND THE BEST PLACEMENT FOR THE ANIMAL.
ANIMALS ARE NOT HELD UNLESS THEIR ADOPTION FEE IS PAID, ALONG WITH ANY OTHER APPLICABLE FEES.

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 follow-up vet care falls on the adoptee. All medical records are sent to the adoptee electronically, or if requested, can be printed out at the time of adoption.