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Before You Get Started

The hours to browse and visit with our adoptable animals are:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00pm – 5:30pm

Guests who arrive 30 minutes before closing will be asked to return another day to view our adoptable animals. These guests are still welcome to fill out and submit their application in order to have it pre-approved for future visits. Our other services such as finalizing adoptions (on animals adopters have already met with), reclaims, microchipping, and licensing will continue during the 30 minutes before close.

Potential adopters are required to have an application filled out and approved before being taken back to visit with our animals. Adopters are welcomed and encouraged to email in an application and become pre-approved before visiting. Our adoption application can be found here and then sent in to

See someone you are interested in? Click on their name to read any info that we may have on them and see their location. Any dogs on our website located in “Stray Dogs” or “Dog Adoption” are available onsite at our shelter and can be seen there. Cats listed in “Cat Adoption” or “Cat Overflow” can also be found onsite. All adoptions are first come, first served and we are unable to place holds. Adoption applications can be downloaded from our website and then emailed or brought in, or you can fill an application out in person at the shelter. Dogs listed on the “Petmobile” are temporarily out at an adoption event and can be met and adopted at the event if you are approved. Check our events page to see where the Petmobile can be found.

Animals with “IN FOSTER” next to their name are currently available from their foster home. If you are interested in adopting an animal in foster, please download the application below or pick one up from the shelter to fill out. Once it has been received, it will be looked over and a staff member will contact you. If your application is approved, we will forward your info to the foster and they will contact you to set up a meeting.

You can fill out an ADOPTION APPLICATION at the shelter, or ahead of time to save time. Please email completed forms to

*UPDATE AS OF 3/1/24: Cat boxes will no longer be free with adoption. They cost $5. We encourage adopters to bring a cat carrier with them in anticipation of adopting a cat.

Our Hours of Operation can be found here.

*Submitting an application for a specific animal does not mean that the animal is on hold for you.

If the animal’s location states they are at one of our partner locations, then you will need to contact them directly to get information on how to visit with the animal:

PetSmart Bridgewater Falls
3439 Princeton Road
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 863-6363
PetSmart West Chester
7574 Voice of America Dr.
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 779-3159
Ross Pet Barn
4176 Hamilton Cleves Rd.
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 738 – 2276
Kitty Brew Cafe
6011 Tylersville Road #6-7
Mason, OH 45040
Pet Supplies Plus
1440 Main Street
Hamilton, OH 45013
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