Animal Adoption

COVID update 1-11-21 adoption


  • Eight (8) guest limit in the adoption center at a time.
  • Due to the cold temperatures we are providing guests a car tag that is placed on the outside of their car so they can wait in their car and we will call them once space is open for the number of people in their party.
  • PRAS Staff/designee is now taking temperatures / asking if they are experiencing any covid related symptoms.  (If temp higher than 99 deg and/or any symptoms you will not be permitted to enter.
  • Masks/Facial Coverings are required and should be worn above the nose at all times.
  • Hand Sanitizer or Hand washing is recommended once entering the building.
  • While visiting the shelter and remember to observe 6 ft. distance between people. 
  • We also ask that only those interested and ready to adopt a shelter pet the same day visit the shelter. You can fill out an Adoption Survey in advance. If you previously filled out an Adoption Survey let us know when you come in and we will likely still have it on file. 
  • Thank you for choosing adoption, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Adoption Lobby Update- starting Monday, February 22, 2021:

Starting Monday- 2/15/2021 PRAS will begin using a web/app based “Check in” for guests that arrive to the adoption lobby interested in viewing adoptable animals.

PRAS is one of the few Animal Shelters in the area that are not participating in appointment based adoptions; however, at this time we currently have an 8-person guest limit that is allowed in the Adoption Center.  Due to this limit it has increased the wait time guests are experiencing.

This app will allow guests to see specifically where they are on the wait list to come in and make their own decision on how they choose to spend their time while waiting.  While we do not recommend leaving the premise we do understand that if time allows.  

PRAS chooses to use the Adopter’s Welcome Conversation approach to all our meetings with adopters.  Every adopter’s conversation is different and is based on the needs of that specific adopter, their family, and the needs of that particular animal to ensure everyone is being set up for success.

We recommend every guest waiting every guest that is waiting to come prepared by viewing animals online and even checking out our PRAS Foster Pet’s Group on Facebook.  You can additionally fill out your adopter’s survey online and once inside inform the Guest Service Team.  Getting it filled out early does not mean the animal the animal is on hold for you it just allows us to have it sooner.  

If you do not currently own the residence or dwelling where you live, PRAS does ask that you bring your lease agreement with you.  Adoption Success also means to make sure where you currently live allows you to have the animal in question.  This also gives our adopter’s a chance to verify if there are any additional pet fees, breed restrictions, weight limits, and pet # limits allowed where they are living that they may not have been already aware of.

Once you enter the building and know you would like to meet with an animal we will add your information to our adoption meet and greet que and provide you with a pager.  While you wait you can continue to walk around the facility the pager will buzz one we have someone from our adoption team ready to meet with you.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate these pandemic waters together.

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Reunite Lobby:

8:00 AM - 5 PM 7 days a week
For owner surrenders, owner reclaims and stray drop offs

.Regular Adoption Hours:

Monday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday:  CLOSED

Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 PM

Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Animals available for adoption:

Want to know how we evaluate an animal’s behavior before it becomes available for adoption?  See our video about behavior assessments and volunteer opportunities.

Are you looking to add a furry (or not so furry) member to your family? Well you have come to the right place; we have dogs, cats and “pocket pets”! The animals on the adoption floor can change daily so checking our Petango website or coming in to look is recommended.

Watch a video about the steps to adopt an animal from the shelter.

What is the adoption process?

Once you have seen an animal you are interested in, you would need to complete an adoption survey and meet with an adoption counselor. During your "Meet and Greet" the adoption counselor will have you interact with the pet, ask questions and discuss any special requirements. You must be 18 years old with a valid I.D. to complete the adoption contract.

Complete the adopter survey and let us know the name of the animal(s) you would prefer to meet with in this survey

Do we put animals on hold?

We will only put a hold on animals in certain circumstances, which include allowing another family member or pet to meet the animal, or if we need additional documentation from you.

If you bring your dog in to do a meet and greet, we need to see a current Rabies certificate.

Do we do same-day adoptions?

Yes! If you rent, we need to see the pet addendum of your lease or permission from your landlord.

What are the adoption fees?

Adult Cat$50
Adult Dog (over 30 lbs.)$50
Adult Dog (under 30 lbs.)$100
Puppy (under 1 year)$100
Senior Animals (8+ years)$38
Senior Animal (8+) to Senior Adoptee (65+)Adoption fee waived
Rabbits, Guinea Pigs$10
Mice, Rats, Hamsters$5
Reptiles, Birds$20


We accept cash, check, and debit/credit (except American Express) as forms of payment. 

Check our Facebook page often for current adoption promotions.

What comes with the adoption?

Every adoption comes with spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines including rabies, heartworm test for dogs, FIV/FELV test for cats, initial deworming, microchip with registration and any current medications.

Can I bring my animal back for follow-up veterinary care?

Our veterinarian provides medical care for the shelter animals only. We encourage you to establish a relationship with a local veterinarian.  To help you find one, we include a list of participating clinics in your adoption folder.

Are you a qualified pet trainer?
Pet training and new owner education are the keys to a successful pet adoption.  To support new adopters as they learn about their new companions, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is reaching out to see how you can support adopters as pet trainers in our communities.  The PRAS promotes Positive/Rewards based training.  We are growing a list of qualified pet trainers, and what discounts or free initial support trainers are willing to provide our adopters. This list will be available on our website, our Intake/Reunite lobby, and in our adoption folders.  If you are a pet trainer interested in supporting successful adoptions of shelter animals, please fill out and submit this form to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter.

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