Adopt A Dog
EASY ADOPTION PROCESS
Just a quick chat to be sure it’s a match. No appointments.
We’ll help make safe introductions to dogs already in the home.
make it official
Paperwork is quick, then head home together to bond!
View Available Dogs
Our website is always up-to-date.
Our Adoption Center is open daily.
Under 6 Months
6 Months – 1 Year
1 Year – 7 Years
Spay or Neuter surgery
Your new friend will already be spayed or neutered.
Vaccinations & tests
Distemper & rabies vaccines, negative parvo test.
Treated for fleas and internal parasites.
Microchip & ID Tag
Microchip implant with 24Petwatch.
COLLAR & TAGs
NOAH I.D. number, rabies, and microchip info.
FREE VET EXAM VOUCHER
Get your pet established with their new vet.
VISIT THE ADOPTION CENTER
No appointment necessary. Please bring any other dogs in your home for Dog Intro’s.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appointment?
No appointments are necessary to come look or adopt. We operate on a first-come-first-served basis. Please come by during our regular business hours; M-F 11-6 and S-S 11-5.
Do I need to fill out an adoption application?
We do not require adoption applications for any animals. Adopters simply consult with our on-site Adoption’s Matchmakers to find a good fit.
How can I pay the adoption fee?
We accept most forms of payment for adoption fees, including VISA, Master Card, Discover, and cash. At this time, we do not accept checks.
What personality and size should I expect with my new dogs breed?
We do our absolute best to identify the breeds or mixes of breeds that come into our shelter during their initial examinations, but without DNA testing, it is impossible to be certain.
We recommend considering what traits would fit your family and lifestyle well before searching for a new friend. Learn more about this on our web page about our most Common Dog Breeds.
Can I adopt a pet if I lease or rent my home?
While The NOAH Center does not impose any restrictions based on home ownership, we suggest you review the terms of your lease to make sure you are allowed to have a pet reside with you, if there are any size or breed limitations, and if you need to pay an additional damage deposit. We also ask that you have your landlord’s permission to have a pet.
Can I adopt two puppies at the same time?
Unlike kittens, The NOAH Center does not encourage or allow the adoption of two puppies to the same family at the same time. Puppies have very specific training needs and require individualized, one-on-one training. Puppies are often an incredible amount of work, and two puppies are even more challenging.
How should I introduce my new dog to my existing dog?
We will help you with that! We ask that you bring your dog(s) to The NOAH Center when you come to adopt. Our team can help to facilitate meet-and-greets in a safe and neutral environment.
Can you put a dog on hold for me until I can get there to adopt?
No. The NOAH Center operates on a first-come-first-served basis, and we do not hold animals.
I don't see the particular type of dog I'm wanting. Do you have a waiting list?
Unfortunately, we simply don’t have the resources to maintain a list of the various breeds, ages, coloring, etc. that individual adopters are hoping to find, and contact them if and when they come in. If you have your heart set on a specific breed, age, or color, we recommend keeping a watchful eye on our website or going through a breed-specific rescue.
I am not local; can I still adopt from The NOAH Center?
Anyone is welcome to adopt from The NOAH Center, but adopters need to come in-person to adopt. We cannot adopt a pet to a representative, nor do we ship animals, work with transport programs, or adopt pets to individuals sight-unseen.
We’re here to support you and your new friend.
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