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Dog Adoption Process

All stray dogs brought in to our shelter must be held 4 business days for their owners to find them. Each dog must be cleared by our Veterinarian prior to being made available for adoption.  We encourage potential dog owners to do some research on breed traits prior to coming to our facility and to spend some time with the dog they are interested in.  If they have children or another dog at home, we encourage them to bring their existing family here for a meeting with the potential “new family member” before adopting;  this can help people evaluate how interactions will be at home before making a final decision.  

It is a good idea for people to call us before coming in to see a particular dog, as it is possible it may have been reclaimed by its owner or already adopted! 

Our current adoption fee is $80.00 plus the registration fee of $20.00;  this includes your new pet, a current dog license, a Veterinarian’s assessment and first visit discount, initial vaccinations, de-worming, and a registered microchip.  We ask for driver’s licenses or state or military identification, and can accept cash, personal checks, or money orders and credit cards as payment.

Thanks to all who have adopted their lifetime companions from our shelter, and we wish for your continued happiness! 

Lake County Dog Shelter Adoptable Dogs