Benefits of Adoption

When you adopt a companion animal from Special Pals you are:

  • Opening up your heart to a new family member who is willing to give you a lifetime of unconditional love and affection!
  • Saving a life. When you adopt from Special Pals, we are able to continue our mission as a no-kill shelter because of the support of our community. Currently there are nine dogs and cats to one human in the US. This ongoing crisis leaves millions of animals without homes. One homeless animal is euthanized every eight seconds in shelters nationwide.
  • Helping to support the hundreds of animals cared for by Special Pals staff each year.  We are able to remain a no-kill shelter because of the support of our community.
  • Giving a rescued animal a second chance!


Our adoption package includes the following:

  • General Exam
  • Dogs and puppies receive:
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Bordetella vaccine
  • Da2PPC vaccine
  • Spay/neuter
  • Heartworm testing
  • Heartworm prevention
  • Micro chips
  • Cats and kittens receive:
  • Rabies vaccine
  • FVRCCP vaccine
  • Spay/neuter
  • FIV testing
  • Micro chips
  • Deworming - all animals are dewormed with Strongid T, and/or drontal.
  • Micro Chipping - a permanent method of identification that veterinarians and animal shelters can use to identify your pet if you become separated. Read more about micro chipping here.

Adoption questions?  Email Us.