The Adoption Process

It can happen to the best of us. You see a cute, tiger-striped kitten with white paws and green eyes, just begging for your attention. Or maybe it’s a gorgeous, tail-wagging puppy who couldn’t be more friendly. You take one look, and the next thing you know, you’re walking down the aisles of a pet supply store!

It is easy to fall in love with many of the cats and dogs in our shelter, but all animals and adoptive families have different needs.

So here are a few things to consider when choosing your new family member.

  • Are you a “big” dog person or do you prefer a smaller dog?
  • Do you want a lap cat or an independent one?
  • Do you currently have pets?
  • Are you looking for a running partner or a fellow couch potato?
  • Do you want a kitten or puppy, or are you looking for an adult animal?
  • Adding a new pet to your home is a lifetime commitment – They are not disposable – Please think the process through!

Please be aware that the adoption process is  NOT first come first serve basis: Quite often we receive multiple applications for the same animal.  Please remember that our sole purpose is to find the best match for the animals that fall under our care.  We will carefully review ALL applications and check veterinary/personal references. We contact your veterinarian references to ensure that current and/or deceased pets were properly taken care of, this means being current on all vaccinations and spayed/neutered.

FAAS reserves the right to deny any applications that we deem unfit or unsuitable for a specific animal.

Dogs and Puppies:  All dogs and puppies receive a physical exam, rabies, parvovirus, and distemper vaccines, spaying/neutering, micro-chip, heartworm and seasonal flea & tick preventative, and worming (puppies only). The adoption fee ranges from $140 for puppies and dogs. Print our Dog Adoption Application or fill it out online by going to our adoption applications page. If you rent your home, you must complete a Rental Agreement as well as your adoption application.

Cats and Kittens:  All of our kittens receive a physical exam and all age-appropriate Vaccines. Adult cats receive a physical exam, Vaccines, combo test for FIV/FELV, micro-chip and are either spayed or neutered. Flea treatment, ear cleaning and nail trimming are included in the adoption fee for both cats and kittens. The adoption fee is $140 for adult cats. Senior cats (7 years older and up) are $110. Kittens may be adopted for $140 plus a $40 refundable deposit upon proof of spay or neuter. Print our Cat Adoption Application or fill it out online by going to our adoption applications page.

Payment – City of Attleboro

Dogs: Adoption fee payments must be made in the form of a bank check or money order only payable to City of Attleboro. The City of Attleboro cannot accept cash or personal checks.

Payment – FAAS

Cats or Dogs: Adoption fee payments must be made in the form of a money order (preferred), or bank check made payable to FAAS or Cash.

Save time by completing your application before you arrive at the Shelter to make the approval and adoption process faster and easier! Completed cat and dog applications can be faxed to (508) 276-0444 or sent to us via email

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