Adoption Process

Ready to Adopt? 

It's often possible to adopt your new best friend on the spot! Here is how our adoption process works…

  • First, you’ll complete our Pawsitive PetMatchTM survey. An adoption counselor will review the survey with you to help you find a good match for your family, lifestyle and expectations.
  • Feel free to ask questions you may have about pet breeds, caring for a pet or whatever you’d like! Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer advice and answer your questions.
  • Once you visit with our adoptable pets and select the one for you and your family, you’ll begin the adoption paperwork, as well as pay the adoption fee and any other applicable fees. At this time, you’ll also learn about other KHS services that will help create a lasting bond between you and your new pet.
  • Take home your new best friend!
  • The whole process can often take as little as an hour.


Want to complete an adoption application now?

Download a cat adoption application.
Download a dog adoption application
*Bring completed application with you or fax to (502) 366-3653.