THE ADOPTION PROCESS

CURRENT PROCEDURE

We are currently closed to the public.  If you are interested in one of our homeless pets, please fill out an application with up to 3 animals names and we will call you to set an appointment.  Please be patient with us as we are trying to keep our staff, customers and animals safe. 

 

Once you've done your homework and decided that you and your family are ready for adoption, the next step is to begin the search for that perfect furry pal to adopt. 

 

We post all of our adoptable pets on our website on a daily basis for you to check. You can also stop by the SMAS during business hours to view all of our adoptable pets and spend some one-on-one time with them. 

 

After you've decided which pet you are interested in adopting, the next step is to complete an adoption application. All adopters must complete an application and be approved for adoption before taking their new friend home. Completion of an adoption application does not guarantee that you will be able to adopt the specific pet you applied for, nor are you obligated to adopt by completing an adoption application. In the event that an animal has multiple adoption applications submitted, the decision on which applicant will be able to adopt the animal will be left to the staff based on the best interest of the animal.  

 

We typically have the application processed within 24 to 48 hours of submission. Applicants can expect a phone call regarding the status of their application the day after they submit it. If you have not received a phone call within 2 or more days, please call us.

Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter © 2018

1716 Pella Ave, PO Box 45, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

641-673-3991