Georgetown Animal Services

Adoptions during COVID

Effective Monday, May 17, masks for visitors will be encouraged but not required at the animal shelter. Staff will wear masks when physical distancing is not possible inside of the shelter. The shelter continues to operate by appointment only. Staff turnover and an increase in animal intakes have created a need for our staff to better manage workloads while new employees are recruited, hired, and trained. In the interim, appointments will be required to visit the shelter.

While interested adopters may see available cats and dogs when they visit, they will need a pre-approved application to schedule an appointment to interact with them. Applications generally take 24-48 hours to be reviewed.

Most shelter pets make wonderful, loving additions to a family.  The animal shelter usually has a variety of cats and dogs for adoption into new homes, everything from purebred dogs and cats to mutts and mixed breeds of almost every shape and color imaginable.

  1. Browse through the below list of available cats and dogs, which is updated daily, and send an email to express interest or ask questions about a specific pet.
  2. If you find a pet that you want to meet, submit the online adoption application found HERE.
  3. Once your application has been approved, we will set up an appointment for you to meet the animal – and take him or her home if you wish.

The normal adoption fee is $70 for non-residents and $75 for residents.  Senior animals (7+ years) are $25 or less, as are Lonely Hearts (long-term shelter residents). Other adoption specials vary from month to month. All adoptions include:

  • spaying/neutering
  • vaccinations including bordetella (appropriate to species and age)
  • heartworm or feline leukemia test (appropriate to species and age)
  • deworming medication
  • microchip
  • small bag of food
  • pet license (for Georgetown residents only)
A few things to remember when adopting a pet:

Please consider carefully before adopting a pet. You should be willing to make a fifteen-year commitment to a new pet, providing it with whatever it needs for its physical, mental and emotional well-being for the rest of its natural life. Cats and dogs are totally dependent on us for their needs if they are to have a good quality of life. Puppies and kittens are lots of fun, but remember they will be adult dogs and cats in a year or so.


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