If you rent your current home, a document signed by your landlord giving approval for you to keep a pet in your home. You may provide either a lease or a signed letter from your landlord. Please include the landlord's business address and phone number.
If you are coming from outside Adams County to adopt one of our pets, please plan to bring the name and phone number of the humane society that serves the area where you live.
All animals in your household must be current on vaccinations and be spayed or neutered. If you have a copy of your animals shot records please bring them along. If you already have a dog and are interested in adopting another canine companion, we require that the two dogs meet at the Animal Shelter, on neutral territory. If you have small children we require that they meet the animal that you are interested in adopting. If you have any questions or concerns about making these introductions, please call the Animal Shelter before you visit: 717-334-8876.
Please note: The Adams County SPCA reserves the right to do follow-up visits and to pre-adoption and post-adoption home checks by our Humane Officer. The Adams County SPCA reserves the right to deny any adoption application.
If applicant for adoption is notified of approval of adoption; potential adoptor has 24 hours in which to contact the ACSPCA to confirm or deny desire to adopt. After 24 hours without communication; the animal's adoption falls to the next person in line to adopt said animal."
Animals will not be placed on hold until your adoption application has been
approved and you have been notified. ***No animals will be placed on hold for more than 24 hours.***
Your responsibilities as a New Guardian:
You must take your new pet to a veterinarian for a health check within 15 days of adoption.
We seek PERMANENT, lifetime homes for the animals in our care. If at any time it becomes impossible for you to keep an animal you have adopted from our Shelter, you must return the animal to us. Please note that an appointment must be made in advance to return an adopted pet or to surrender any other pet to our Shelter.
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