If you are considering pet adoption at the Winchester SPCA, we recommend some preliminary steps:

  • Discuss adopting a pet with all members of your family.
  • Think about the financial requirements of properly caring for an animal — this includes vet care, food & supplies.
  • If you are a tenant, obtain your landlord’s permission to bring an animal home.
  • Do some research — gather information about different companion animals to determine the best match for your family.
  • Make sure you understand the laws and requirements of pet ownership where you live.
  • Take your time getting to know your potential new best friend.  Our staff will introduce you to any pet available for adoption.
  • Once you have found your match and decide to adopt, a member of our team will happily provide information on the history and needs of the animal.
  • Complete and submit an adoption application.  Provide driver’s license or state-issued identification and landlord information if you rent your home.
  • Once your application is approved, read & sign the adoption contract.  Our staff will explain spay/neuter and follow-up veterinarian requirements to you.
  • Pay your adoption fee.  Our adoption fees vary based on promotions and sponsorships.
  • Take your new pet home!
  • Spay/Neuter surgery voucher if needed
  • Initial vaccine records
  • Records of all de-worming & flea treatments given while in the shelter
  • Post-Adoption health exam at a participating veterinarian
  • Travel box for cat & kitten adoptions
  • Slip-leash for dog & puppy adoptions

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