Dogs and Cats

Adopting a pet means permanently accepting an animal into your life through all the changes of its life. They’re living beings like humans, and have a natural life cycle: Baby (Puppy/Kitten), Adolescent, Adult, and Senior. Some animals can live 10-15 years, so the natural life cycle is something that potential adopters who intend to be responsible pet owners should give a lot of thought to.

Dogs and Cats

Adopters should always choose the type of pet that matches their lifestyle. Happily, we have many wonderful animals to select from in order to find the perfect animal to fit your needs. We have big dogs, little dogs, puppies, senior dogs, lap dogs, dogs and cats with long hair or short hair, quiet cats, vocal cats, cats that are kid, pet, and stranger friendly, kittens, and adults that are actually perpetual kittens. Some of our dogs and cats have special needs and some need special homes.

Things you should factor into your decision include:

  • An animal's size
  • Grooming requirements
  • Exercise obligations
  • Friendliness
  • Assertiveness
  • The financial commitment involved in owning a particular pet
  • The time involved to feed, train, groom, and vetting your pet

You should consider how a dog or cat would fit in around family members - particularly children and other pets.   Some animals love the natural exuberance of small children, while others prefer an unexciting environment.

Giving a home to a rescued animal is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. However, it is important to know and feel that you are ready to take on the commitment of another life -- a life that will be totally dependent on you for up to 10-15 years.

When you make the big decision, check out the GCHS adoptable pets on


and if you think you’ve found the next “love of your life” please review, complete, and send us an Adoption Application.

We may have just what you are looking for!

  • There are no pets available at this time

Normal adoption fees are:

  • Dogs and Puppies $100.00
  • Cats and Kittens $50.00

This fee includes:

  • Spaying and Neutering
  • First Vaccinations - DHLPP for dogs; FVRCP for cats, extra required vaccinations, if the animal, has been with us long enough
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Bordetella for kennel cough
  • Deworming treatments
  • Heartworm Test
  • Flea and Tick control

Discounted Adoption Fees are also available for:

  • Senior Adopters - at least 60 years young
  • Senior Animals - Cats and dogs over 6 years old
  • Animals with special needs
  • Animals that need a special home, i.e., animals rescued from abuse or hoarding cases.

Please download and fill out this document, and the contract below. Email to