Adopt a Pet

Our adoption process includes an adoption survey, meet and greet, references, and a home check to ensure the home and family are compatible with the pet’s needs and our requirements.

Dog and Critter Adoption Process

Eligibility

Potential adopters must be 21 years old or older, a US resident, and live within a two-hour driving distance of our adoption facilities.

1. Fill out an adoption survey.

You can fill out the survey over the phone or at our facility. We want to get to know you and your lifestyle so we can help you find the best match for your family. 

2. Meet and greet.

After completing the survey, if you are a potential match, we will either schedule a meet and greet, or place you on the animal's waitlist. 

Be prepared to bring your entire human household (resident dogs included), as well as the items listed on the Dog and Critter Adoption Checklist.

3. Fill out our adoption contract.

If the meet and greet goes well, you will then fill out our adoption contract!

4. Home check.

Once we process your adoption contract, we will call you to schedule a home check and bring the pet to you! 

5. Enjoy your new family member.

If you have any questions along the way, Emerald City Pet Rescue is always here to support you and your family!

 

 


 

Dog and Critter Adoption Checklist

  • Government-issued ID
  • If you rent: Copy of pet policy or landlord verification
  • If you have a dog: Spay/neuter and vaccination records (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella, Lepto), or medical waiver from a licensed veterinarian
  • Contact information for 3 references (personal, professional, veterinary clinic)

Cat Adoption Process

Eligibility

Potential adopters must be 21 years old or older, a US resident, and live within a two-hour driving distance of our adoption facilities.

1. Fill out an adoption survey.

You can fill out the survey over the phone or at our facility. We want to get to know you and your lifestyle so we can help you find the best match for your family. 

2. Meet and greet.

Be prepared to bring your entire human household, as well as the items listed on the Cat Adoption Checklist.

(Please note that though most of our cats are at our walk-through facility, some of them are in foster, and so require scheduled appointments.)

3. Fill out our adoption contract.

If the meet and greet goes well, you will then fill out our adoption contract!

4. Home check.

Once we process your adoption contract, we will call you to schedule a home check and bring the cat to you! 

5. Enjoy your new family member.

If you have any questions along the way, Emerald City Pet Rescue is always here to support you and your family!

Cat Adoption Checklist

  • Government-issued ID
  • If you rent: Copy of pet policy or landlord verification
  • If you have a cat: Spay/neuter and vaccination records (Rabies, FVRCP), or medical waiver from a licensed veterinarian
  • Contact information for 3 references (personal, professional, veterinary clinic)