Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily modifying our adoption process in order to safeguard our residents and staff from exposure to the virus, while at the same time getting our homeless pets adopted. This adoption process will take place until the shelter is back open the public at a later date to be determined. Please only fill out an application if you are seriously interested in adopting one of our homeless pets. The pets are currently walked and interacted with on a daily basis.
Because of this all adoptions will now be running through the city website. The adoption process is as follows:
- View our available dogs and cats by clicking the “Animals Available for Adoption” link on the left side of this page.
- If you see the pet you would like to adopt, please note the pet’s name.
- Complete the Adoption Application online and submit and it will be reviewed by the shelter team.
- One of our representatives will contact you for further information in order to complete the application process.
- If the pet is still available and your Adoption Application is completed, a representative from the shelter will contact you to set up a specific date and time will be reserved for you to meet your potential new pet.
- Appointments will be Mondays through Thursdays between the times of 9 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m.
- Appointments will be kept to 15 minutes.
- There will be no same day appointments.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
- All Adoption Applications must be completed and submitted online.
- There is only one application per pet. Do not combine multiple pets on one application.
- If a pet has more than one interested adopter, then the one who has the first appointment will be the one considered.
- You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt and have a valid Driver’s License or photo ID.
- When you arrive at the shelter you will need to follow these directions:
- Stay in your vehicle. An Animal Control Officer (ACO) will come out to you and check you in.
- There are only 2 people allowed at the appointment.
- No other pets allowed at this time.
- If you fail to arrive for the time of your appointment, your appointment time will be forfeited.
- The ACO will inform you when you can exit your vehicle and proceed to the outside adoption area. Please follow the social distancing rule of 6 feet and have a mask on at all times.
- You may not enter the animal shelter under any circumstances.
- The ACO will enter the shelter and bring out the pet you are interested in to adopt.
- You can interact with your potential new pet in the area provided.
- If you want to adopt the pet you have selected. please inform the ACO and we will begin the adoption process:
- The Officer will bring you the adoption contract for your review and signature.
- We only accept Credit/ Debit cards.
- NO CASH under any circumstances.
- If you prefer not to adopt the pet you have selected, you will need to resubmit another Adoption Application for another pet.
Please check the tab on the left titled “COVID-19 Online Adoption Process” for further information and directions.
The shelter is closed to ALL other business until further notice.
DECIDING TO ADOPT
We want to thank you for considering adopting one of our homeless pets from the Taylor Animal Shelter. But before you begin the adoption process, we would like you to consider the choice you are about to make and what kind of pet would be best for your family, home and lifestyle.
In addition to adoption fees there are many ongoing expenses when you own a pet. Here is a short list of expenses:
- Annual pet license with the city you live in.
- Supplies: Bowls, toys, leashes, litter, crates, etc.
- Food and treats: Some pets can be picky or have medical needs that require special and more expensive food.
- Routine and emergency medical care.
- Training and socialization.
- Boarding and caring for the pet when you travel.
- Damage that a pet may cause to your property
Some questions you need to consider:
- If you live in an apartment or rent a home is there any restrictions that can prevent you from having a pet?
- Are you expecting any major life changes over the next few months?
- Do you have the funds for unforeseen expenses? Such as emergency medical care for your pet.
When considering a new pet is your household (and everyone in it) ready for the changes and time that comes along with per ownership:
- Is your property ready for a pet?
- Is your yard secure?
- Does your landlord or property manager give you permission to own a pet? Is there breed or size restrictions?
- Is anyone in the house allergic to pets?
- When choosing a pet consider its energy level and exercise needs. Is your lifestyle more active or a couch potato or somewhere in-between?
- If you travel frequently can you arrange for care of your pet when you are out of town?
- Everyone in the household will be part of pet’s new life. Are they ready for it? This would include:
- Cleaning up pet waste.
- Providing interaction and enrichment.
OTHER GENERAL FACTS ABOUT OUR SHELTER
The Taylor Animal Shelter provides many services, such as animal adoptions, lost and found animals, licensing, animal rescue within the city, and responding to the complaints of residents regarding neglected and loose animals.
Stray or injured animals
Any stray or injured domestic animal may be brought to the shelter for no charge if you’re a resident of Taylor. The shelter is located on Northline Road between the Department of Public Works Building and Lakes of Taylor Golf Club.
If you are in search of a pet, consider adoption from the Taylor Animal Shelter. Many are available throughout the year.
The Taylor Animal Shelter will not accept any wildlife brought to the facility. It is against the law to transport wildlife without the proper permit. If you see a wild animal that needs to be sheltered, please call the shelter and Animal Control Officers will be dispatched to pick it up.Rat Poison can be picked up at the Animal Shelter during normal business hours.
BISSELL Partners for Pets!
The Taylor Animal Shelter is a member of the BISSELL Partners for Pets program. The program enables the shelter to receive donations, grants, and giveaways from the BISSELL Pet Foundation.