About

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When is the League open?

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Our shelter is open for adoptions from 11:00am-5:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00pm-7:00pm on Wednesdays and 12:00pm-5:00pm on Sundays.  We are closed on Thursdays.

 

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Where do cats and dogs at the League come from?

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As a managed intake shelter, the League can only accept pets as space allows.  Many times, we fill vacancies by reaching out to other animal welfare organizations.  When pets are at risk of being euthanized at open admission shelters due to lack of space, we can give them a second chance of finding a home.  Our goal is to keep our shelter full so that we can help as many animals as possible.

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Does the League accept stray or owner-surrendered pets?

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We can accept owner surrenders and stray animals based on space availability and animal temperament. While we try to respond timely to requests on social media, your best strategy is to call our shelter during business hours with intake inquiries.

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What should I expect when I come to adopt a pet?

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When you visit our shelter, you will complete a survey that helps our adoption counselors find the right pet for you/your family. We want you to find a pet that has the best chance for success in your household so we take into consideration such things as your schedule, children, other pets, prior pet history and experience, activity level, outdoor space (for dogs), emergency preparedness and the financial responsibilities of caring for a pet. While we do allow same-day adoptions, please keep in mind that it may take more than one visit to find the right pet. After meeting an animal, you have the option to place a hold until the next business day. This is helpful if you need to ready your home, do a dog introduction, introduce other family members or just have time to decide if the animal is the right fit.

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Can I place an animal on hold?

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A one business day hold can be placed on an animal that you have met. We do not place holds on animals over the phone prior to meeting the cat or dog.

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What is your return policy for cats and dogs?

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By signing our adoption agreement, you are agreeing to give your new pet a fair trial period. Some cats and dogs take longer to feel comfortable in your home, and we ask that you give them your patience.  The League’s animal trainer is a great resource for you if you are struggling with a behavior or training issue. 

If we determine the pet is not a good match for your home, we will ask you to bring the pet back to our shelter.  Keep in mind that it may take a few days for space to become available.  We ask that you wait for us to make room so we can give these pets another chance to find an appropriate home.  Please note that adoption fees are non-refundable.  Based on the circumstances surrounding the return of a pet, the League will determine whether another animal may be adopted.

 

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What payment types do you accept?

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We accept cash, checks (payable to the League for Animal Welfare), Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

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How do I become a volunteer?

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If you would like to lend your time and talent, you will need to complete an orientation class (separate cat and dog classes are offered monthly).  Please call the shelter during normal business hours to sign up for a class. Once you have completed orientation, you may volunteer at your convenience. Please note, however, that the shelter is closed to the public and to volunteers on Thursdays. We do not require a minimum commitment – our volunteer program is very flexible.

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Can I bring my kids to volunteer with me?

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Yes, you can!  Volunteering with animals is beneficial to both our animals and your children.  After a parent or legal guardian attends an orientation session, you are welcome to bring children with you to volunteer.  Please note that children must be supervised at all times.

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Does the League offer volunteer service for school credit?

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Students may volunteer at the League to earn service hours; however, there are restrictions on eligible activities.  Please contact our Volunteer Manager for more details.

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What is the League's tax ID number?

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The League’s federal identification is 31-0818511.

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Can I make a gift in honor or memory of a person or pet?

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Making a gift in someone’s honor or memory is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a human, canine or feline loved one. We will notify anyone you identify (honoree, family of loved one, pet owner) of your thoughtful gift. We do not acknowledge your gift amount.