Adoption InformationIsn’t it time to find your new best friend? Come visit us at 16 Mountain View Meadow Road (Route 100) in Morrisville, VT, or visit NCAL animals up for adoption through our Petfinder partnership (see the link below).

What do you need to do to adopt? Fill out our adoption form. (See link below.) We require four references, your vet’s name and number, and either proof of home ownership or a signed copy of our Landlord consent form. If everything checks out, you will be scheduled for an adoption orientation, when a shelter associate will talk you through the adoption packet filled with information to ease your transition to pet caretaking. You can even buy a leash and collar for your new friend in the NCAL store.

A fee is charged for adoption to help pay for the care of the dog or cat during their stay at NCAL. The average stay for a dog or cat at NCAL is 21 days. The average cost of an animal during this time is $725. This includes medical care, food, shelter, exercise, spaying and neutering, microchipping and unlimited love.  (See our Adoption Fees below.)

Download Adoption Form   Go to Petfinder.com

Adoption Fees

Effective 1/3/14

Puppies 6 months and younger
Dogs over 6 months
Kittens 6 months and younger**
Cats over 6 months **
2 Kittens**
1 Cat & 1 Kitten**
Senior for Senior Program (cats only)

 
 
$250*
$200*
$120
$100
$220
$200
$  50

*Fees are subject to change.  We reserve the right to ask for an increased adoption fee for certain breeds or animals that require extra care.

**We do test some cats for Feline Leukemia if they are considered to be in the high-risk population. Please ask an associate for more details.

Adoption Guarantees

Dogs:

  • Neutering
  • NCAL ID tag
  • 1st distemper vaccination
  • De-worming
  • Flea bath/treatment
  • Free vet exam
  • Rabies vaccination (3 months and older)
  • Microchipping
 

Cats:

  • Neutering
  • NCAL ID tag
  • 1st distemper vaccination
  • De-worming,
  • Flea bath/treatment
  • Free vet exam
  • Rabies vaccination (3 months and older)
  • Microchipping