Adoption  FAQs


Do you keep a list for adopters looking for a specific type of pet?

No. The best way to find a specific type of pet is to check the shelter and our website frequently.

Why do you not list breeds of dogs on your dog kennels?

Almost Home believes that every dog is an individual. We are not experts in determining breed and research has shown that breed specific traits are not readily found in all mixes of a particular breed. For that reason, we prefer for you to think about the personality traits you would like in your new dog and find a match based on your match with each pets individual traits.

What happens if more than one family is interested in the same pet?

AHHS operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first family with an approved adoption questionnaire will be first in line to adopt.

What if I need to return or re-home my adopted pet?

Almost Home wants every adoption to be satisfaction guaranteed. If you are no longer able to care for your adopted pet, AHHS will accept it back into its adoption program at any time. However, if you would like to personally re-home your pet, we understand that you have spent the most time with your pet and trust that you will work hard to ensure your pet is placed in a home that is a good fit for its personality. Please remember, if you re-home your pet to update its microchip information with 24PetWatch.

How can I adopt the stray pet that I found?

AHHS must hold all of its stray pets for 5 full days to give an owner time to locate it. If the pet is not reclaimed within the 5 day period, it will be evaluated behaviorally and medically for adoption. Once it has been evaluated it will be placed up for adoption, under the same protocols as all other animals at AHHS. Almost Home will not release the exact date a pet may become available, please check back frequently if you are interested in adopting.

What happens if my new pet becomes ill after adoption?

AHHS does its best to ensure that all pets are healthy at the time of adoption, however, the move to a new household is stressful and sometimes illness does occur. Any illnesses after adoption are the responsibility of the adopter to treat. AHHS strongly encourages using the complimentary vet exam within 3 days of adoption and participating in the 30-day trial of insurance.