Can you put an animal on hold for me?

Our adoptions are first come, first serve. We cannot put animals on hold, as we want to get them out of the kennels and adopted as soon as possible! 

 

Can my animal go home the same day I adopt?

Depends on the animal! Believe us, we want to get them home just as much as you do. Every animal is required to be spayed/neutered and checked by our vet before going home. With the amount of animals HSWM takes care of, it may take a few days to send the animal home. We will contact you as soon as your animal is ready to be picked up!

 

How long does the whole process take?

The consultation process, which is required before meeting any animal, takes about 15-20 minutes on average. Once the consultation is complete, potential adopters are able to meet with animals they're interested in. 

 

What is he/she mixed with?

There is no way to 100% know what an animal is mixed with without doing a DNA test. Our breeds are listed by our Vet Staffs educated guess based on looks. 

 

Is this dog house trained?

When an animal is surrendered to us by their owner, we may know the answer to this. However many of our dogs are brought in as strays and transferred to HSWM from other shelters, making it hard to know the dogs history. Even a house trained dog may have accidents in a new household. We always recommend treating your new family member like they're not house trained for the first few days, take them out frequently and give lots to praise when they go to the bathroom outside. 

 

Does this dog get along with other dogs/cats?

When an animal is surrendered to us by their owner, we may know the answer to this. However many of our dogs are brought in as strays and transferred to HSWM from other shelters, making it hard to know the dogs history with other animals. We are always happy to do a dog-to-dog meeting at our facility before you adopt in order to make sure the dogs get along before you take him/her home.

 

Does the animal get along with children?

When an animal is surrendered to us by their owner, we may know the answer to this. However many of our dogs are brought in as strays and transferred to HSWM from other shelters, making it hard to know the dogs history with other animals. If children under 12 are in the home, we require they meet with the dog at our facility before adoption. That way we can be sure it's a great fit for the whole family!

 

When is your next adoption sepcial?

Our adoption specials are based on population. Se sure to follow us on social media to be the first to know when we are having a special!