People with dog

Ready to find a new best friend? We're here to help!

1) Welcome

Your first step is to complete the adoption questionnaire. It helps our adoption counselors learn more about you and your lifestyle to help match you to the perfect pet!  

2) Meeting the Animals

When you arrive at Operation Kindness, you'll check in at the front desk.  Appointments are not needed. You can complete a paper questionnaire or we'll review the one you submitted online. Then you'll be free to browse the adoption center to find pets you would like to meet.

Our team will introduce you to any pet you like so you can spend time getting to know one another. Whether in our landscaped dog park or screened cat porch, we encourage you to spend time getting to know your prospective pet.

Already have a Dog?
Neutral introductions are the best way to see if your prospective dog will be compatible with your current dog(s). Our staff will facilitate a safe introduction between the dogs to help you see if they will get along. Just bring proof of rabies and DHPP vaccinations for the meet and greet. 

3) Adoption Counseling

Our Adoption Counselors are ready to help prepare you for a successful transition home. The entire adoption process, including meeting your new pet, could take up to an hour. We'll answer all of your questions and also go over:
  • Any medical conditions or behavioral special needs of your new pet
  • Tips on introducing your new family member to their new environment
  • Adoption benefits including pet insurance
  • Website resources
After counseling is complete, your pet is ready to take home! Most pets go home the same day.

Adoption Fees

The dog adoption fee is $185. The cat adoption fee is $135.
The adoption fee helps to cover the costs for food, shelter, and medical treatment by Operation Kindness (such as vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchips, etc).