Our Adoption Process
Our personalized adoption process matches you to the perfect pet.
Our friendly adoption team will work with you to find the right pet for your home.
Thank you for choosing to adopt a shelter pet. We are so happy you have come to SASF to find your new friend! We have so many great pets who are just waiting to meet you. Our available pets are uploaded daily to our website. Visit our adoption center any day of the week. We are open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. We encourage you to spend time getting to know prospective pets. Our adoption coordinators can arrange meet and greets, kennel tours and dog to dog interactions. We will assist you through the adoption process in order to find your perfect pet match. You can also visit our pets during their Playgroups. Call 631) 728-PETS (7387) for schedule Playgroup times. Our process begins with an adoption application/survey and an interview with one of our adoption coordinators. To speed up the process just fill out an application and let the pet matching making begin! We will continue to support you and your pet at home with additional support from our adoption and training teams. Our kit for adopters is full of information that can make your pet’s transition from the shelter to your home as stress-free as possible — along with tips to keep your pet happy and healthy. (online link) You’ll also learn about ways you and your pet can use the services at SASF – such as our Wellness Clinic and dog training courses.
SASF Adoption Standards & Polices
SASF strives to provide our adopters and our pets with the best possible match for them both. Our adoption process is designed to ensure that our pets get placed with the most appropriate home. A responsible adoption program is developed and implemented with every adoption. SASF has developed criteria for approved adopters and for unsuitable adopters. Adoption coordinators make judgments based on SASF trainer’s temperament-testing procedures to ensure that animals are “fit” for adoption and to facilitate the best possible match between adopters and animals. Adopters will sign a contract under which they agree to provide a specified level of care for their new pet. We require that our dogs live inside with their families and receive adequate exercise and attention. We prefer that our cats live safely inside only in their new homes useless cat is part of our Barn Cat or Advo-Cat Program. A prospective adopter’s current pet(s) must be current on their veterinary care. The current pet(s) must also have a consistent history of annual vet care. All of our available pets are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines and microchipped.
SASF Adoption Fees
All dogs and cats get a Round Tag for free. Upgrades are available for $5.00
Pure Breed Dogs
Pure Breed Dog
Puppies & Small Dogs
Any dog that is under 1 year old
Any small dog that is under 30 pounds
Any adult dog between 1 and 5 years old
Adopt a second dog for $75
Special Needs Dogs & Black Dogs
Special Needs Dogs (dogs requiring extra attention)
Black Dogs (as they are more difficult to get adopted)
Senior Dogs & Extended Guests
Senior Dogs over 5 years
Dogs in shelter for over 6 months
Any kitten under a year old or two for the price of one
Any black kitten or two black kittens for the price of one.
Cats over 1 year old and get a second cat at $25
Any cat over 5 years old
Special Needs Cats
Any special needs cat over 1 year old
Any black cat over 1 year old and get a second black cat for $25 dollars
Any cat over 1 year old that has been in our shelter for over 6 months.
All Ages; get a second ferret for $75 (pending availability)
One extra large cage
One large cage
One medium cage
One small cage
Medium to Large
One M-L crate
Small to Medium
One S-M crate
One cat carrier