FAQs

HSSPV’s Mission:

To be a leader in saving lives and serving communities by providing innovative care for animals, finding loving homes and reuniting families.

What is included in the adoption fee?

Our adoption fee includes the Spay or Neuter Surgery, Microchip and Vaccinations for the Bordatella Virus (Kennel Cough), Parvo/Corona Virus (Distemper), Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) and a 14 Day Limited Health Guarantee from Redstone Animal Hospital.  When you visit Redstone Animal Hospital to activate the 14 Day Limited Health Guarantee you will receive a free wellness exam and rabies vaccination.

What is the adoption process?

We ask that all potential adopters complete an adoption application that helps us determine how the pet will fit into your current lifestyle. All adopters must be at least 18 years of age.    We need to have landlord approval prior to adopting to renters.  We do not place holds on any pet that is available for adoption.  Pets are adopted on a first come/best home basis.  If there are multiple adoption applications, the selection of the most suitable home and best match will be made by our staff.

All members of the family should meet with the new pet.  If there are other dogs in the household we request that the potential adopters go through a “meet and greet” process with their current dog.  This helps us and the family determine whether the dogs will get along with each other.   In the case of a senior dog, that may be overstressed by visiting the shelter, we will waive the “meet and greet” requirement.  We do not have a “meet and greet” requirement for cats. If you are planning to adopt a dog and have cats at home, please ask our staff how the dog is with cats.