FAQs

Animal Shelter /Adoption Center

  • What do I do with an animal I can no longer keep?

    We strongly recommend trying to re-home your animal yourself.

  • I found a stray animal that I want to keep; what should I do?

    Stray animals found in Adams County's jurisdiction should be brought to the shelter to allow the owners the opportunity to find it. If the animal is not reclaimed and is considered adoptable, you may place a hold on the animal. Please contact the shelter staff for more information regarding the hold procedure.

  • I lost my pet; what should I do?

    Contact the animal shelter immediately for instruction on how to post your lost pet on PetHarbor.  Also, visit the shelter in person frequently, preferably daily, to check for your pet. 

    We hold animals for five days to allow owners to find them, after which they may be adopted, transferred or euthanized.