Adoption Program at a Glance
Anderson Animal Shelter strives to find permanent homes for those in our care. Through the adoption process loving families throughout the community have an opportunity to offer a forever home to an animal in need.
Adoption fees include spay/neuter, annual vaccinations, microchip identification, heartworm and feline leukemia/FIV testing, deworming, collar and ID tag, leash for dogs and carrying case for cats.
Adopting a companion animal is a commitment to care for that pet for the rest of his or her life. The selection and interview process is thorough and not a process that can be rushed.
- Everyone who will live with the dog or cat needs to come meet the prospective new family member.
- If you have a dog and are considering adding another dog, you must bring all your canine family member(s) with you, as well!
- If you rent your home, please bring a copy of your lease, which permits pets, or a way for AAS to contact your landlord to confirm approval of a furry resident.
- Please note that the adoption process often takes upwards of an hour.
Our adoption specialists will work with you to make the best possible match, and to make sure you have the information and resources you need to start enjoying your new friend. We do not place animals on hold, but complete adoptions with the first household which qualifies.