Prepare to Adopt

So, you are finally ready to adopt a pet – great! What should you expect from the adoption process? We have some of your frequently asked questions answered.

What should potential adopters consider before adopting a pet at HSN?

We are here to find the best match possible between adopters and the animals in our care. Keep in mind that a pet’s personality is way more important than its looks. It’s best to try to find a pet that will fit into your lifestyle. If you run five miles a day, then that younger Lab mix might be a great match. If you are a couch potato, the older cat could be a great Netflix binging companion.

How long does the adoption process take?

We say that it’s best to allocate at least 30 – 45 minutes for the counseling process. It can take longer if you need to schedule a meet-and-greet with your current pet(s). All animals adopted from Humane Society Naples are spayed or neutered before adoption, so they will go home with you the same day!

What if the animal I want to adopt is on hold?

If you meet an animal you want to adopt but need a few hours or a day to get prepared, we will place the animal on a 24-hour courtesy hold. Sometimes there are animals who have multiple potential adopters. So, we will create a hold list of interested adopters. Only people who have met the animal in person are eligible to have that animal placed on hold. We will not place an animal on hold over the phone or via email or social media. If the animal you are interested in is on hold already, our advice is to look around for another animal that is currently available for adoption. They are just as likely to be great pets in your home!

What is included in my adoption?

• Spay/neuter surgery
• Age appropriate vaccinations
• Registered microchip
• Starter bag of Hill’s Science Diet food
• Special adopter discounts on pet boarding and dog training

Would a rabbit be a good fit for my family?

At HSN alone, we received over of 40 rabbits at the shelter last year. Although a rabbit can make a fantastic pet, it is important that people consider their expectations of having a rabbit and do proper research before making such a big commitment.

Success Stories

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