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Ready to Adopt?

Download a PDF adoption application to print: cat | dog

Download a Microsoft Word adoption application to print: cat | dog

Please print the application, fill it out and bring it with you to the shelter for adult dogs, cats and kittens. For puppy applications only, you must submit an e-mailed application to applications@smallmiraclesrescue.org. Due to the high interest in puppies, please do not call the adoption phone number or e-mail the general shelter e-mail address regarding puppies. This will only delay your application. Please e-mail puppy questions to applications@smallmiraclesrescue.org.

How to Adopt

Step 1: Browse Our
Online Listings

Small Miracles posts photos and descriptions of adoptable animals online at Petfinder. Listings are updated daily.

Step 2: Meet Adoptable Pets

Schedule a time for your family to visit our shelter or partner pet stores. View the Locations page for directions and hours. Please check our Petfinder listings before visiting to confirm the animal you are interested in is still available.

Step 3: Fill Out the Application

Hard copies of adoption applications are available at all locations. You can also download the application (PDF: cat or dog; Word document: cat | dog), print it, and bring it with you to the shelter for adult dogs and cats and kittens.

For puppy applications only, you must submit an e-mailed application to applications@smallmiraclesrescue.org. Due to the high interest in puppies, please do not call the adoption phone number or e-mail the general shelter e-mail address regarding puppies. This will only delay your application. Please e-mail puppy questions to applications@smallmiraclesrescue.org. Approved applicants will be invited to meet the puppy.

Applications are reviewed by a trained adoption counselor to ensure you are a good match for the animal. This process can take up to 72 hours.

Step 4: Pay the Adoption Fee

Adoption fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Checks should be made payable to SMCDR. Small Miracles is a private, nonprofit shelter with 501(c)(3) status. We rely on adoption fees and donations to fund operations. Donations over the cost of the adoption fee are tax deductible.

Adoption fees cover the cost of care and veterinary services. All adoptable animals have received a veterinary exam, spay/neuter surgery, distemper vaccine, rabies vaccine if age appropriate, preventative stool check, de-wormer and flea prevention medication. Dogs also receive a heartworm test, Lyme disease test and Bordatella vaccine. Cats also receive tests for FIV and feline leukemia.

Adoption Fees

Note: Fees are subject to change.

Adult Cats $75
Kittens $135/one, $250/two
Dogs $300
Microchip $30 (includes lifetime registration), mandatory for dogs, optional for cats

Step 5: Welcome Your New Pet Home

Adopted cats must go home in a carrier. If you don't have one, you can purchase a cardboard carrier for $5. Small Miracles provides adoptive families with a sample bag of Hill's Science Diet dry food, which pets in our care are used to eating.

Check out these tips from the Humane Society of the United States on introducing a new cat to other pets and introducing a new dog to other pets. More advice can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page.