Adoption Process

By adopting an animal, you are taking responsibility for its well-being. As such you must be willing to:


* Take the time needed for the proper care and training of your new pet.

* Properly feed and maintain the health of your new pet, including regular vaccinations and medical treatment when necessary.

* Care for your new pet for its ENTIRE lifetime, making sure that your commitment will be steady through any changes in your lifestyle or circumstances.


Our adoption process is designed to help ensure that you and your adopted pet will have a happy life together. Prior to adoption we will:


* If a landlord is involved, we will verify that they will allow your new pet on their property.


If you agree to this, then the first step in our process is filling out our application.  Filling out the application does not obligate you to adopt. You will be provided an Adoption Agreement when you visit the Emporia Animal Shelter located at 1216 Hatcher Street, Emporia, KS 66801. There is a 24 to 48 hour wait time once your application is accepted.