Are you ready to add a loving pet to your family? Are you willing to donate time, money, and unconditional love to a new four-legged friend? If so, take the time to carefully read the following information so you fully understand the expectations of the adoption process. After all, adopting a pet is a thorough process that requires patience, but with the right mindset, pet ownership can be a very rewarding experience for you and your pet.
Dogs: $200 (tax-deductible fees cover micro-chipping, spaying/neutering, administering all current vaccinations, and heartworm preventative medicine)
Cats: $80 (tax-deductible fees cover micro-chipping, spaying/neutering, and administering all current vaccinations)
A completed application is required as part of the adoption process. It should be noted that a submitted application does not guarantee the adoption of a CAPS cat or dog. There are many factors that must be considered, including a home visit to the future animal's home, before an application can be approved. Click here to see a list of adoptable pets.
The following are valuable resources that will guide you through the adoption process. You are encouraged to contact us with any specific CAPS-related questions you may have about the particular cat or dog you wish to adopt.
Carolina Animal Protection Society
OF ONSLOW COUNTY, INC
Adopting from an Animal Shelter or Rescue Group
The Adoption Process: Questions to Ask Yourself
The Adoption Process: Questions to Ask Shelter Staff
If you discover that you are not ready for the long haul, consider fostering a pet on a short-term basis.
Long distance adoptions
While long-distance adoptions are complex and time-consuming, CAPS will consider this option. The process involves obtaining assistance from animal rescue organizations in that particular area to perform home visits. Transportation costs from CAPS to the new home must be assumed by the new owner.