To adopt a cat or dog from St. Francis, you must first fill out an Adoption Agreement form and submit it to a St. Francis volunteer. The agreement form will be carefully reviewed by a director. Only a director can approve or disapprove an application for adoption. We try to get applications reviewed as quickly as possible. If we have problems contacting your references, this will delay the process. Most disapprovals result either from a negative veterinary reference, a "no pets" policy by landlords, or a difference in philosophy regarding the treatment of animals. St. Francis Society is a privately owned, all volunteer organization. We have strict guidelines for adoption approval and our volunteers have the right to refuse adoption applicants based on their own judgment.
Once an application is approved, the adopter is notified and can arrange to pick up their new pet. There are certain items that you must have before we will release the pet. A volunteer will be happy to assist you with shopping for your new friend before leaving PetsMart. You will also receive a copy of the pets health records and a packet of information put together especially for you and the new pet by one of our volunteers.