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You can apply to adopt a cat using our online form, or you can download an application.
No matter how "reputable" you think your local pet store is, they are almost surely getting their kittens from a "backyard" kitten breeder. The majority of purebred kittens are the product of irresponsible "backyard" kitten breeders. These are people who make some easy cash by breeding their purebred cats and they often also sell kittens through the newspaper classified ads. Remember that most of these backyard kitten breeders don't know about breeding for favorable health and temperament qualities, and they don't know how to raise a properly socialized litter. Many of these little kittens are weaned from their mothers way too soon. Sometimes, a backyard kitten breeder turns into small-time kitten mill to increase their supply so you can buy a kitten from a pet store and they can make a higher profit. How can you stop kitten mills? There is only one way. Take away their profits. Remember before you buy a kitten, keep in mind adoption is the most humane option!
You can apply to adopt a cat using our online form, or you can download an application
If your children have started asking to adopt a dog or a cat, good luck holding back once you start browsing through photos online. They’re irresistible! If you’re ready to add a furry family member to the pack, it’ll be decision that will affect your lives for years to come. Not only will you all be showered with unconditional love and wet puppy kisses, but introducing a pet into your home will teach kids about animals, responsibility and caring for another living being. Best of all, you’d be giving a lovable animal another chance at finding a forever home! Here are the spots to visit in NYC if your family’s on the hunt for a four-legged best friend.

Once you've found your soul pet, take a trip to a , check out an , or have a staycation in any of these ! Fill out an application online so your adoption process is efficient. The shelter will have all your information ready when you arrive.You can apply to adopt a cat using our online form, or you can download an applicationto any of our Adoption Event locations or you may send us a donation online.
Many adoption agreements also have a provision mandating that if things don’t work out with the pet, you must return it to the group rather than find it another home. Let’s call this the . The comedian adopted a Brussels Griffon named Iggy that just couldn’t get along with her cats. DeGeneres gave it to her hairdresser, who has two daughters, then aged 11 and 12, and Iggy basked in the love fest. Then someone from the group called to check in with DeGeneres on how Iggy was doing. She told them about the new arrangement. Not only was DeGeneres in breach of contract, the group didn’t want Iggy living with any children under age 14. They confiscated the dog.
You must have an approved application before you meet any of our pets, so please allow plenty of time to fill out and talk with an adoption counselor about the kind of pet you’re looking for (Please note that you must be 21 years of age to adopt). To save time, you can complete our online application and submit it before you come or download a copy to bring with you. If you see a pet you are interested in, be sure to note his or her name on your application. Listed below is our Summer Collection of and available for adoption. For more information and photos on a specific critter, and to fill out an online adoption application, click on the critter's picture or the MORE button. Our Kitten Care Handbook is your expert online source for everything you need to know if you wish to rescue and raise orphaned kittens. We also include tips for people who have recently adopted a new kitten or cat and want to make sure everything goes smoothly. No matter how "reputable" you think your local pet store is, they are almost surely getting their kittens from a "backyard" kitten breeder. The majority of purebred kittens are the product of irresponsible "backyard" kitten breeders. These are people who make some easy cash by breeding their purebred cats and they often also sell kittens through the newspaper classified ads. Remember that most of these backyard kitten breeders don't know about breeding for favorable health and temperament qualities, and they don't know how to raise a properly socialized litter. Many of these little kittens are weaned from their mothers way too soon. Sometimes, a backyard kitten breeder turns into small-time kitten mill to increase their supply so you can buy a kitten from a pet store and they can make a higher profit. How can you stop kitten mills? There is only one way. Take away their profits. Remember before you buy a kitten, keep in mind adoption is the most humane option!The first step in the adoption process is to spend time interacting with the animal(s) that you are interested in adopting. You can view our adoptable & online, or you are welcome to during normal . Staff members are available to help you find the cat or dog that will be the best match for you and your family. Out-of-state adopters are welcome, but you must come meet the animal you are interested in adopting. If you decide you would like to adopt from DHA, the next step is to fill out an adoption application.