Because Animals Matter offers a wide range of adoptable dogs, and occassionally other pets, of all ages and sizes. BAM pets are spayed or neutered*, vaccinated, and most are micro-chipped.
HOW TO ADOPT
Learn about our adoptable pets
View our available pets online to find the right pet for you. Adoptable pets are housed in foster homes and at The BAM Center, so contact information for each pet is listed within their details. If you would like more information on one or more pets we suggest you reach out to their contact to ask more particular questions. Every pet is unique and their individual personalities and habits are what make great adoption matches possible. We want you to speak with the people who know them best.
Prepare for your visit
If you and the pet's foster parent or Center contact think there is a potential match, a meeting will be scheduled at each party's convenience. It's recommended that you plan to involve the entire family (human and dog) that your new pet will come in contact with. As many potential adopters choose to try an overnight visit prior to completing the adoption process, we also suggest being prepared with a leash and collar for a dog or an appropriate carrier for a cat or other small companion pet. You should also contact your landlord or homeowners association regarding any pet policy or restrictions BEFORE meeting the pet.
Visit the pet(s)
For dogs, initial meet and greets often take place at local dog parks in order to introduce current resident dogs to the potential new pet. It's recommended that you allow at least one hour, though many people feel a connection with an animal immediately. If your visit is a positive experience and you want to proceed with the adoption, you will need to complete and Adoption Application. This form is required prior to any overnight trial placements. Should you want to fill out the application prior to a pet visit, please click or copy and paste this link:
to complete an application form and submit online.
Completing the adoption!
Your foster contact will review your application and call to check on your continued interest in the animal. A home visit may be scheduled. If your application is approved you will be asked to complete the Adoption Contract, and pay the requested fee(s) for the animal(s). You will be given the animal's medical records and some food to get you started.
Now you have a new furry family member!
What is the adoption donation fee and what does it cover?
Adoption donation fees range from $0 to $500 depending on the animal (cat or dog), its age, its size and/or breed, as well as its medical history while it has been in BAM's care.
The adoption donation fees that we collect help us provide food, shelter and important medical care for the animals. Your new pet will have been spayed or neutered and vaccinated.
Make an appointment with your Vet!
Since some of the animals we take in have unknown histories, we cannot guarantee the health of any animal adopted from BAM. Although our experienced volunteers provide the best possible care, including professional medical attention when required, each animal's stay with us is limited and there is a chance that an existing parasite or virus may not become apparent until after they are in their new home.
New to having a pet?
There are many resources available to first-time pet adopters, but we have gathered some of our favorites and included them on our Pet Tips & Info page.
Adoptable pets are housed in foster homes and at The BAM Center. If you are interested in learning more about any of our adoptable pets, please check out their profile(s) and then contact their foster or Center contact as listed to ask additional questions. Every pet is unique and their individual personalities and habits are what make great adoption matches possible. We want you to speak with the people who know them best.
NOTE: If you are on a mobile device you may want to visit your app store and download the free Petfinder App for optimum viewing and searching.