Adopting from CAHS
- Please fill out an adoption survey online (dog survey, cat survey) or come to the shelter to fill one out. Our adoption counselors and staff have a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience with dogs and cats of all breeds and personalities, we are happy to answer all of your questions.
- In order to have a meet and greet with a dog, or adopt an animal the same day you meet them, you need to have an approved adoption survey on file.
- If you are interested in adopting a dog and have other dogs in the home, you will need to bring them along so the adoption staff can conduct a “meet and greet” to be sure they will all get along.
- All of our adoptable animals are available for you to spend as much time with as needed to get to know them before making the decision to add them to your family. Please consider the needs of all family members when choosing a pet & bring the whole family if you can!
- If driving to the shelter from a long distance away, it is best to call ahead to make sure the animal you are interested in is still available and that your adoption survey is approved. 603-447-5955
*If you fall in love with an animal online, you may place a 24 hour hold on them (either in person or over the phone if you have an approved adoption survey) to ensure your opportunity to meet them. The hold is non-refundable and is not included in the adoption donation*
Puppies (Under 1 year) – $300.00
Adult Dogs (1 to 3 Years) – $250.00
Adult Dogs (3 to 8 Years) – $200.00
Senior Dogs (+10 Years) – $80.00
Kittens (Under 1 Year) – $160.00
Kitten Pairs – $250.00
Adult Cats (1 TO 10 Years) – $80.00
Senior Cats (+10 Years) – $40.00
- Spay/Neuter Surgery
- Heartworm testing (if over four months old)
- Distemper / Parvo-virus vaccination
- Rabies vaccination
- Heartworm prevention
- General de-wormer for intestinal parasites
- Microchip with registration on national database
- FREE office visit at participating local veterinarians
- 30 days of free PetHealth Vet HelpLine
Why we cannot give animals away or give “discounts” for adoptions:
We are not a business, we are a non-profit animal shelter. Although we would love to give away a pet to every person who wants to offer one a loving home, the shelter could not stay open we did. Unfortunately, we can not give animals away and afford to continue providing housing and care for more animals. Adoption donations of young, healthy, highly adoptable animals help to offset some of the costs associated with paying the vet bills and housing costs of animals that are not as quickly adopted or require additional vet care due to injury and neglect. If you value having a shelter in your community where homeless animals can safely go – please know this is only possible because of donations. We receive NO state or federal funding of any kind. We keep our adoption donations as low as possible to encourage adoptions, yet allow us to stay open.
Puppies are cute – and they also require a tremendous amount of work and patience. After a few sleepless nights, they may not be as cute as you first thought! Please be sure to tell our adoption counselors what your daily schedule is like so they can advise of an appropriate age match for you to save you the heartache of realizing the hard way that you are not prepared for a puppy. Please consider that a puppy will require around the clock supervision in order to properly house train and obedience train. If you work long hours or are gone for more than 3-4 hours at a time, it will be very difficult to properly house train a puppy and can result in a very frustrating (and messy) experience for you. All puppies go through a period of intense chewing/teething. If you have small children in the home, it can be difficult to manage a rambunctious teething puppy at the same time. It is very important to do research ahead of time to know what to expect, and we highly encourage any puppy owner to sign up for a puppy obedience class.
Please read the informative links below to learn about the science based training methods we recommend. We encourage people to use training methods that focus on learning what motivates your dog and using that to build a positive relationship with your dog. We discourage anyone from using outdated training methods that rely on physical punishment or intimidation to frighten a dog into obeying.
- The Associate of Professional Dog Trainers, Dominance and Dog Training
“Dogs are often described as being “dominant” which is an incorrect usage of the term. Dominance is not a personality trait…”read more
- American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, Use of Dominance Theory in Behavior Modification of Animals
“Most unruly behaviors in dogs occur not out of the desire to gain higher rank, but simply because the undesirable behaviors have been rewarded…” read more