Thousands of homeless animals are sheltered at TCHS each year. Many of our animals come from loving homes, some do not. All are deserve to be loved and are looking for a safe home with caring companions.
Adopting a pet is a serious lifetime commitment. Before visiting our shelter (because let's face it, once you see the animals it's really hard not to take one home!) please consider if this is the right time for you to adopt a pet. Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers will assist you in finding a good match for you and your household.
In an effort to reduce accidental litters and decrease the number of unwanted pets, all animals are spayed/neutered prior to being adopted.
A basic temperment evaluation is also done along with a basic physical exam. Dogs and cats are vaccinated, dewormed and micro-chipped, and treated for any parasites or injuries that we discover. The health or temperment of adopted animals cannot be guaranteed, although we will not knowingly adopt out sick or aggressive animals.
Travel Holds & Deposits
If you find an animal on our website that you are interested in, you may call us to place a "travel hold" on that animal. Travel holds are a courtesy that will temporarily hold them only for the brief amount of time it will take you to get here to visit with it. We know how disappointing it can be to see an animal on our website that you want to adopt, only to drive to our shelter and discover that someone else beat you to it!
If you are unable to visit the animal right away, you may also place a $20 "deposit" on an animal over the phone with a credit card. Deposits will hold the animal for 2 days for you. Deposits are non-refundable and go towards the care of that animal while you decide. If you choose to adopt the pet, the $20 will go towards their adoption fee.
If the animal already has a deposit, you may place a "2nd deposit" on the animal. If the first deposit falls through, the animal will then be held for you for two days. As previously stated, deposits are non-refundable - even if the person with the first deposit decides to adopt the pet.
To place a deposit on a pet, call us at (320) 252-0896 and have your Visa, Discover or Mastercard ready.
Running an animal shelter is not cheap (utility bills run over $3000 a month!), and adoption fees are one of the many ways we can keep our doors open to animals in need. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover, and fees are due at the the time the animal is adopted.
Our adoption fees range from FREE (adult cats for seniors/veterans/military personnel) to $500 - although this price is VERY rare. Pocket pets such as hamsters, gerbils and mice, start at $5. Puppies, kittens and animals more in demand are priced higher to help offset the costs of caring for harder to place animals. When we are overflowing with kittens during the warmer months, we offer promotions such as adopting two for the price of one.
Adoption Fees Include:
- Basic Examination
- Behavior Evaluation
- 24-hour Petwatch Microchip
We also administer treatment for earmites, fleas, ticks, lice, mites and infections as necessary.
Current Adoption Promotions
- Cats 2+ years: FREE for senior citizens 55+ years of age and veterans or military personnel.
- Cats 6+ months: Name your own adoption fee.