Adoption Procedure

Welcoming a dog or cat into your life is a very important decision. It is a rewarding experience, but also one that requires a lasting commitment. To adopt an AnimalSave dog or cat you must have the time and resources necessary to properly care for the animal. This includes providing adequate nutrition, security precautions, training and veterinary care that will keep your pet happy, healthy, and safe.

AnimalSave screens all adoption applicants to ensure the best possible animal placements.

  • If you find a dog or cat you are interested in adopting, you must complete an application form and an adoption agreement.
  • Due to the amount of time it takes to properly raise a puppy, AnimalSave does not adopt out puppies to families with children under five years of age.
  • Adopting parent must be a responsible adult.
  • Please understand that AnimalSave reserves the right to deny any adoption for any reason.

All AnimalSave animals are spayed/neutered and current on vaccines. Cats are tested for FIV/FILV at adopters request and dogs are heartworm negative and on monthly heartworm preventative.

Adoption Forms

If you are interested in adopting an animal, please download the pdf forms below, and fill them out. Submit the forms to the Pet Adoption Services Manager by mail to PO Box 817, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Or fax to 530 274 2576. For more information about the adoption program at 530 271 7071, ext 204.

AnimalSave Dog Adoption Application

AnimalSave Dog Adoption Agreement

AnimalSave Cat Adoption Application

AnimalSave Cat Adoption Agreement

Adoption Fees

Dogs: $150
Puppies: $200
Cats: $60
Kittens: $75
Exotic breeds:  $125 (i.e. Snowshoe, Siamese, Abbyssinian)
Cardboard carriers available for purchase: $5 each