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What is your adoption process?
Our adoption process consists of two interviews during an adoption event, and if you have been approved for a pet, a home visit and a vet check.
See our Adoptions page for more information.
How long does the adoption process take?
Typically about one week. The two interviews are usually done during a single adoption event, and the home visit and vet check are scheduled during the
following week. You should hear from a HART representative by mid-week whether or not you have been approved. If you are approved for the pet, you will
be able to finalize the adoption at the next adoption event.
What should I expect when I finalize my adoption?
You will be required to complete and sign an adoption contract and a liability waiver. You will also receive all of the medical records obtained by
HART regarding your pet, as well as a HART tag. The HART tag identifies your pet in our system and can aid in recovering a lost pet. In addition to the paperwork,
an adoption fee will be collected.
How much is the adoption fee?
The adoption fee is $325 for adult dogs (1 year and older), $375 for puppies (dogs younger than 1 year), and $150 for cats. The adoption fee can be paid via personal check or cash.
These fees cover the cost of medical expenses (including spay/neuter), food, and kenneling for all of the HART animals while they are in our care.
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How can I volunteer at an adoption event?
Show up! We are always in need of volunteers to hold dogs during adoption events (due to liability concerns all dog handlers must be over the age of 18), fill water
buckets/bowls, and hand out adoption bandanas and poop bags. The more volunteers we have at an adoption event, the more dogs we can bring. Please see a HART
representative if it is your first time volunteering.
What are the guidelines for handling a dog?
When you hold a dog, we ask that you:
Which Web Browsers are supported?
The HART website is tested for the latest version of Mozilla Firefox,
Google Chrome, and the latest 2 versions of
Microsoft Internet Explorer.
We appreciate that there are other browsers in use, but as a volunteer organization with limited resources, we cannot support
them all. Please know that your donations go directly to the dogs and cats in our care, not to web development expenses!
How to best view our website?
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