Our hours of operation are 12:00p.m.- 5:00p.m. Monday-Saturday
12:00p.m.-7:00p.m. Wednesday

We are closed on Sundays.

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    CMHS is devoted to putting pets with people. Please keep in mind that our goal is to create forever matches with members of our community; owning an animal is a lifelong commitment! Deciding on an animal to bring into your home is a process that we nurture from your first click on our website, to walking out our door with your new best friend.

    The Adoption Process:

    1.  Come in and take a look at our our wonderful animals, or view them on-line on Petfinder (link provided at the bottom of this page)

    2.  Fill out an adoption application

    3.  ”Interview” with one of our trained adoption counselors.  This process helps to ensure that the animal in consideration is not only the best fit for you, but for the animal as well.  Interviews are held during our hours of operation: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday & 12:00-7 p.m. on Wednesdays(we are closed on Sundays).

    4.  Please make sure to have your drivers license or proof of your current residency with you. ***PLEASE NOTE*** If you rent we will need to verify with your landlord that you are allowed to have pets. It’s that simple!  You are just a few short steps away from adopting your new best friend! (Out of town adopters: please download our adoption application and mail, e-mail, or fax it to the shelter. Interviews will be conducted over the phone once we have received your application. Sorry, but we cannot ship animals.)

    Have you adopted from us before?  Click here to take survey We are constantly striving to better serve the community.  Your input can help us continue to grow in a positive direction.  THANK YOU! Take a look at some of our Adoptable Pets on Petfinder

    Dog/Cat Adoption Application
    Small Animal Application
    Application for Ferrets

    CMHS Adoptions Include. . . Along with the CMHS Pet Adoption Kit which contains your adoption contract, pet care literature, certificate for a free physical and fecal exam, and an ID tag for your new pet, all adoptions include:

    • Age appropriate vaccinations (including rabies for animals 4 months and over)
    • Spay/Neuter: for cats, dogs and rabbits
    • Deworming
    • Microchip
    • DVD about caring for your new dog or cat
    • Coupon for Sample Bag of Science Diet
    • FELV and FIV Tests (Cats)
    • Heartworm Test (Dogs over 6 months of age)

    Adoption Donations:

    Puppies under 6 months: Variable Rates

    Dogs (6 months and over): Variable Rates

    Dogs (6 years and over): Variable Rates

    Cats (6 months and over): $50

    Kittens under 6 months: $100

    Senior Cats (6 years and old): Fees Waived

    Rats: $10

    Guinea Pigs: $15

    Rabbits: $20

    Hamsters and Mice: $5

    Birds and Reptiles: price varies

    Iguanas: $95

    Ferrets: $65