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ADOPTING A KITTEN

As kittens become available for adoption, they are posted on Facebook and the Adoption page of our website to collect applications via email or dropped off to the shelter. If you would like to adopt 2 kittens, they must be the same gender as they are not yet neutered/spayed.

If you are interested in adopting a kitten through SHAID Tree Animal Shelter,

  1. Download the kitten application and email a completed copy with the name of the kitten(s) you would like to adopt in the subject line 
    OR fill in a kitten application at the shelter. Include as much detail as possible and save a copy to your phone/computer if applicable. 

  2. Play the waiting game! Our staff works hard tending to the animals and combing through emails from many lovely families looking to adopt fur-ever friends. Please be patient! It takes us few business days to organize adoptions and we cannot always respond to every applicant.

  3. If you are the chosen applicant, you will receive a call or email to make arrangements to meet your new kitten and take it home! 

  4. If you are not the chosen applicant, try again! Keep your completed application saved to your device, continue checking our Facebook page for available kittens and email us a copy when you see one of interest. Often people apply multiple times for kittens before being the chosen applicant as some kittens receive 100's of applications!
     

Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive for kittens, we no longer keep applications on file but we encourage you to continue checking our Facebook page, website and visiting the shelter to see what we have! 

CATS OVER 6 MONTHS OLD DO NOT REQUIRE AN APPLICATION, VISIT THE SHELTER WHEN YOU ARE READY TO ADOPT.

THIS APPLICATION IS FOR KITTENS ONLY.

 

ADOPTING AN ADULT OR SENIOR CAT

 

 

Cats older than 6 months are available on a first come, first serve basis and DO NOT require an application. These cats are located at the shelter in our Adoptable room (across from the front desk). Our Facebook page is updated daily with cats as they're ready for homes but you're always welcome to pop by the shelter and see who we have! Staff will conduct a short interview on site to ensure the cat is a suitable fit for the potential adopters. If it seems like a good fit, there is some paperwork to fill out before you can bring your forever friend home!

PLEASE NOTE: We understand some people travel to SHAID for certain animals, however, we do not put holds on adult cats that are available for adoption. ​If there is a cat you're interested in, you must be the first person at the shelter for that cat on the day the cat is available.

ADOPTING DOGS

When dogs arrive at SHAID Tree Animal Shelter, we give them ample time to decompress as we learn about their traits, needs, and quirks. They are spayed or neutered, vet checked, vaccinated, mircochipped, and treated for parasites. Once we have a good understanding of the animal, they are posted on Facebook and our website as adoptable! After collecting applications, we chose the best match for the dogs needs, complete a background check with the listed references and, if all checks out, we will set a meeting with you and the dog. If it feels like a good match, you take the dog on a foster trial for a week or two to test the waters and we will finalize the adoption following the trial.

 

Adoption fees

CATS

KITTEN $375
up to 4 months

Adult $300

5 months to 6 years
 

sENIOR $175

7 years + (*case dependent)

The adoption fee includes: 
Spay/neuter

Feline leukemia testing
Microchipping
Core vaccinations
Two deworming treatments and
Two Revolution treatments

dogs

puppy $700
up to 6 months

Adult $450

7 months to 6 years
 

sENIOR $250

7 years + (*case dependent)

The adoption fee includes: 
Spay / Neuter
Microchipping
Core vaccinations
Two deworming treatments and
Two Revolution treatments
Schedule A Health Certificate

 

.THINGS TO CONSIDER:

Many animals come to SHAID as strays without background information thus the age of the animal is a guesstimate not a guarantee. Without the history of the cat/dog we "guesstimate" the age of an animal based on their teeth and/or the opinion of a veterinarian.

The adoption fee does not pay for the animal, it covered the medical fees associated with making the pets adoptable

SHAID does not adopt animals outside of Nova Scotia.

SHAID has an open door return policy. If for whatever reason your Foster or Adoption is not working for you or the animal, we will gladly offer a safe place for the animal to be returned as soon as possible without judgement. Our main concern is always the health and happiness of the animal.

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