ADOPTING A PET
ARE YOU READY?
It is easy to fall in love but caring for a pet is a big commitment. A new pet will have an impact on your home, your family, your finances, and your time - just to name a few. Please review our "Are You Ready" flyer on our education page to review the checklist we've developed to help you determine if adoption is right for you.
We are no longer able to adopt to the state of Massachusetts.
Under 1-Year ~ $ 450.00
1-6 Years ~ $ 350.00
7 and Over ~ $ 200.00
Dog adoptions include - Spay/Neuter, Microchip, Two Fecal Tests, 4DX Test
Up To Date on Rabies / Distemper / Leptospirosis Vaccines
Under 1-Year ~ $250.00
1 - 6 Years ~ $ 200.00
7 - 10 Years ~ $ 150.00
11 and Over ~ $ 100.00
Barn Cats ~ $ 50.00
Cat adoptions include - Spay/Neuter, Microchip, Two Fecal Tests, Combo Test, Up To Date on Rabies and Distemper Vaccines
The adoption process can be time consuming and will include more than one visit as we get to know you and find the perfect fit for your special home. We thank you for your patience and cooperation in the joyful process of bringing animals and people together in their forever relationships.
PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS
Adopters must be 18 years of age, participate in all pre-adoption interviews as well as read, sign and abide by a legal adoption agreement.
The 1st step is to fill out an adoption application online.
The initial application will include veterinary, personal and landlord references, if applicable. It helps to expedite the process if you let these people know that we will be contacting them and give permission for them to speak with us.
If you own your own home, you will be required to provide proof of ownership.
The next step is to schedule a visit at our facility where you can do a meet-and-greet with animals who we think might be a good match for your home and family. If you have existing dogs, we also need to schedule meet-and-greets for the them. See our FAQs for more details.
Please note that we do not allow "gifting" of our animals. The person who will own the animal MUST participate in the entire adoption process and sign the adoption contract.
AFTER YOU ADOPT
The Little Guild is dedicated to promoting responsible animal ownership. Your new family member is counting on you for care and love for their entire life. Give careful consideration to the commitment you are about to make.
Allow your new dog/cat at least 30-days to adjust to your home and family. Drastic changes to to his/her life will impact behavior, with time and patience they will settle in.
Make an appointment with the vet within 14-days of adoption. We encourage developing a proactive relationship with your family veterinarian.
Work on training your dog, even if they know some commands, training is part of the bonding process. If you need trainer referrals please see our resources page.
If you need to move, please keep in mind that this commitment you've made is a lifetime commitment and seek appropriate housing that allows your new family member to move with you.
If the adoption does not work out despite your best efforts, please note that our adoption contract requires you to contact the Little Guild before you consider re-homing your pet.