Adoption FAQ

I want to adopt an animal from your organization but I am going away for ______, will he/she be available when I return?

We cannot make any guarantee’s that an animal will still be in our care. To ensure all of our rescues are being adopted as soon as possible and to the right families, we do not keep them reserved or on hold for more than 3-5 days (with exceptions). It is always best to adopt a pet after a vacation and never before, this way you are fully prepared and ready for your new addition.

If you have already completed the necessary steps to adopt the animal (read about our adoption process here), but are not ready to have the animal transferred to your home, you can place a $20.00 non-refundable deposit on the animal or pay the full adoption fee to ensure the animal is held for you.

This $20 deposit is non-refundable as an animal pending adoption will most likely be passed over by other potential adopters. If you then opt out of adopting the animal, they will have lost out on two potential families.

I want to adopt but I don't drive or have a car!

Not to worry! If you’re able to arrange transportation to visit the animal, we can arrange to move the animal into your care following the adoption.

Can we bring our pet to the vet clinic of our choice when getting them neutered/spayed?

Unfortunately we cannot allow our rescue animals to be neutered in another veterinary clinic. We are committed to our veterinary partners and use their services for the procedures outlined in our adoption documentation. You may continue the animal’s care at a different clinic after all necessary appointments covered by us have been completed.

We use the services of the Glebe Pet Hospital and Rockland Lafontaine Veterinary Clinic to care for all of our rescue animals. Both facilities are very caring and knowledgeable.

How much does it cost to adopt a pet?

Please refer to our information page: click here.

How do I adopt a pet from you?

Please visit our application page: click here.

Do I need to provide all the information requested on the adoption form?

Yes, the information we require is absolutely necessary in order to find perfect homes for our rescues. We have a strong privacy policy and all of our coordinators have signed a Code of Ethics agreement, which states personal information will not be sold or misused in any way. If you have any questions while filling out one of our forms, feel free to contact us!

Your adoption process seems quite thorough!

We’re glad you mentioned that! We work hard to place our rescues in the right homes, not only for the pet but for the family too. It’s an extremely rigorous process and we are happy with the families who understand this. We have been very successful at finding the perfect homes for our animals as a result of this rigorous project. All steps of the process are absolutely mandatory.

We just recently adopted a kitten and we would highly recommend the Avery foundation. Thank you Jenna & team for the smooth adoption. A special thanks as well to the foster family for letting us in into their home to meet the little guy. I am happy to report that "Scout" has found his happy home. All my son says now: "I finally got my cat"!!!

Denise