Adopt a shelter pet and save a life today!
Adopting a pet can be a 15+ year commitment. The objective of our adoption program is to find appropriate homes for each adoptable animal. You must be 18 years or older to adopt from FHS. An appropriate home is one in which the prospective adopter is willing and able to provide for the needs of an animal. These needs include:
- proper nutrition
- veterinary care
- attention and affection
Every animal is unique and it is important to match each pet to the right family to ensure a successful adoption.
When you are ready to adopt your new pet:
- Come visit our Country Club Campus and meet our adoptable animals. We are located on 4881 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem. Interested in adopting a cat? Please bring a pet carrier when you come to adopt! We do offer cardboard carriers for $5.
- Once you have a selected a potential new pet, you’ll work with one of our knowledgeable adoption counselors, review the arrangements you’ve made for your new pet and review his or her medical history, current vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter surgery, and behavioral needs. This is a great time to ask about training, veterinary care, proper nutrition, grooming, or anything else you’d like to know. You are also welcome to meet with an adoption counselor prior to choosing a pet to adopt to discuss recommended matches!
- Keep in mind we stop adoptions half an hour before we close!
- All animals adopted through the FHS are spayed or neutered as a condition of adoption.
Cats and Kittens – $100
Dogs and Puppies – $150
What Does the Adoption Fee Include?
At the time of adoption, animals will be spayed or neutered, they will have a microchip implanted and registered, and they will be current on age-appropriate preventative and therapeutic care as recommended by our veterinarian and shelter policies and procedures.
We will disclose any known medical conditions at the time of adoption. Included in the adoption fee is also a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian ($40+ value) which should be utilized to consult with a veterinarian regarding their recommendations for any additional medical needs of your new pet, specific to them and their new life style in your home. Note this wellness visit does not cover the cost of any additional medical treatment prescribed by your veterinarian.