Whether you plan to adopt a kitten/puppy or adult cat/dog, it is essential that you keep in mind that you are making a 10 to 20 year permanent commitment to that animal. Since most of the animals available for adoption have already had one or more homes, PACT Humane Society feels it is critical that the animals be placed in a new, loving, and permanent home.
All of our animals are:
- examined by a licensed veterinarian
- treated with a dewormer & fecal tested as necessary
- treated for fleas/ticks as needed (all dogs are treated, cats as needed)
- cats are tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
- dogs are tested for heartworm and treated if positive
- vaccinated as age appropriate for distemper
- dogs are vaccinated with bordatella
- vaccinated for rabies after 4 months of age, as required by law
- microchipped and registered with 24PetWatch
- treated for any condition our veterinarians recommend, such as dental cleanings
- every animal is spayed or neutered BEFORE adoption
You will receive a copy of all medical records upon adoption.
Starting the Process:
If you are interested in adopting an animal from PACT, your entire family must be present at the time of the adoption. A PACT Adoption Counselor will give you an application to complete or you can download the appplication by clicking the Adoption Form Link. After completing the application, which takes about 20-30 minutes, together you will discuss the contents of the application, your lifestyle, and the basic care requirements of the animal.
It is the Adoption Counselor's responsibility to determine if the adoption is in the best interest of the animal you're interested in adopting based on that animal's history and specific needs. It is important to remember that our priority is the well being of the animal.
We encourage you and your family to ask questions throughout the interview process; your Adoption Counselor will answer any questions you may have. The adoption application process takes no less than one hour. Upon approval of the application, you will go through the PACT Adoption Contract with the Adoption Counselor, and take your new friend home!
Aftercare: What happens after the adoption is complete.
If you adopt an animal through PACT, PACT's aftercare managers will contact you several times during the first few months after adoption to assist in any questions and to confirm that the adoption is a stable and permanent one for both the dog/cat and the adoptive family.
Return requests are extremely rare because PACT Adoption Counselors work diligently to carefully match the needs of each animal with the needs of the adopter/adoptive family. However, if for some reason, after many efforts with the adopter, if the adoption does not work out, PACT will always take our animals back.
We pride ourselves on being a resource to our adopters and encourage you to be in contact with us when problems or concerns arise.
If you need to return a cat or dog that you have adopted from PACT, please email email@example.com and our Aftercare Managers will begin the return process.