What is the adoption process?

Once you have found the animal you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application form (located on the right panel of this page). Once an application is submitted, a volunteer or foster parent will contact you shortly! All of our adoptable animals are located in foster homes. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. If you have additional questions contact adoptions@PEThoodGA.org

 

Why are two kittens better than one?

While growing up the kittens will have a live-in playmate. This means less work for you! Both kittens can burn off extra energy by chasing, pouncing and play hunting each other throughout the house. Giving them an outlet for their kitten crazies means they’ll have less energy to engage in destructive behaviors like scratching the couch! It also helps them be properly socialized and learn feline communication and behaviors, such as how to greet another cat, how to show affection, or to ask another cat to play. This isn’t something we can teach them – they have to learn it from other cats. Read this great article about adopting two kittens.

 

What are your adoption fees?

KITTENS (under 5 months old)
– One kitten $120
– Two kittens $200
– Three kittens $270

 

CATS (more than 5 months old)
– One cat $90
– Two cats $150
– Three cats $200
– Senior Cats (7+ years) $75

 

DOGS
– Puppies and dogs up to 7 years old $300
– Senior Dogs (7+ years) $250

 

What is included in your adoption fee?

All of our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, and free of fleas. Dogs are heartworm tested and treated if necessary, and cats are combo tested for FIV/FeLV. Additionally, any medical needs the animal has prior to adoption such as additional surgeries, diagnostic tests, and treatments are included in the adoption fee.

 

After I adopt my new pet, when do they need to go to the vet? How can I get flea/tick and heartworm prevention?

All of our animals are healthy when leaving our program. However, we do recommend visiting your primary veterinarian within the first month of adoption. We encourage you to bring their medical records and establish a relationship with a full-service veterinary clinic. Dogs will need heartworm medication shortly after adoption, which you can only get with a prescription. If you adopted your cat or dog from Planned PEThood you can request to purchase flea/tick preventatives and heartworm preventatives from our online pharmacy. They will be shipped to your house for FREE. Click here to set up an account and place an order.

 

How do I keep my cat/kitten from scratching me and my furniture?

1. Make sure your cat has a tall scratching post. Something they can stretch the full length of their body and beyond. Cats instinctively like to scratch tall things like trees. If they don’t have the proper place to scratch they can move to tall furniture. Here is a great cat tree. 

 

2. Trim the cat’s nails every 2-4 weeks. As a kitten it is important you touch the kitten’s feet often, so cutting their nails is a pleasant experience. Here is a great video to learn the ropes! How to Cut Your Cat’s Nails.

 

3. Try having your vet or groomer place Soft Claws on your cat’s nails. They will super glue soft rubber tips to your cat’s nails that will be pain-free and ensure scratching does not hurt or damage anything. These last  on average a few weeks at a time, and can be replaced as often as you need. https://www.softpaws.com/

 

What do I do if the adoption doesn’t work out?

If at any time your adoption is not working please reach out to us. We often can offer guidance, assistance, and training depending on the issue you are facing. If at any time you can no longer keep the animal you adopted from Planned PEThood, please contact info@PEThoodGA.org or 678-561-3491 immediately. We always take our animals back. If you abandon your adopted animal, or bring it to another shelter you may be held responsible for monetary damages.