Adopting From Our Shelter
Congratulations on your decision to adopt a pet! We're always excited to meet people who want to give a shelter animal a forever home and we're more than happy to guide you through this process. Adding a new four legged friend to your household can be both challenging and exciting.
Pet ownership is a huge responsibility; with proper care, most dogs can live 12 to 15 years and most cats can live 15 to 20. It’s critical to consider what's likely to be happening in your life over the next 15 to 20 years prior to adopting. Carefully, reviewing a new pet-parent checklist is a good idea before you take the plunge!
When you first arrive at The Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center you’ll come straight to our trailer where you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly staff who will guide you through our adoption floor and introduce you to our adoptable pets. If you find an animal you wish to adopt, we’ll sit down for an informal consultation to ensure that you and the pet you’ve selected are a good match. During this process we'll also review the animal’s medical and behavioral records, explain policies and services available to adopters. Staff will then process your Adoption Questionnaire and verify any information: landlords; past/present veterinarians, and personal references.
If your application is approved we'll arrange a time for you to pick up your new friend. During this meeting you'll receive a medical history report listing vaccinations, medications, and procedures your new pet received during its stay in our shelter, plus, information you'll need for continuing care. Post-adoption counseling is available free for the lifetime of your pet! We encourage all adoptees to stay in touch with us and share stories and pictures of their pet.
Our adoption fee is only $60 cash for any animal which includes: