Special Adoption Programs

Senior 4 Senior adoption programDo you know a senior citizen who's battling loneliness? Emotionally, pets can bring new meaning and purpose to the life of seniors. The unconditional love and commitment a pet can provide to his owner is almost like free therapy. Having a pet in an elderly person's life can offer them a sense of well-being, a sense of encouragement, and even a reason for living. In addition to easing loneliness, pets may also make seniors healthier. Studies suggest that contact with animals can lower blood pressure, decrease stress, reduce bone loss, lower cholesterol levels, and improve blood circulation.

Our Senior 4 Senior discount provides a loving home to a pet 6 years or older to a senior citizen 60 years or older at the following adoption rates: $5 for cats and $10 for dogs.

Please call the shelter at 665-2209 for details about our Senior 4 Senior adoption program.

Lonely Hearts ClubSome animals end up staying at CCHS for quite a while waiting for their second chance at a better life. Through no fault of their own, they can be overlooked for one reason or another. Because of this, we've created the Lonely Hearts Club.

Any cat or dog currently in our shelter that has been here for longer than 2 months is part of our Lonely Hearts Club. These pets are eligible for a 25% reduction in the adoption fee as an incentive to give those lonely hearts a home!

SPECIAL NEEDS PETS Throughout the year, we encounter many animals with special needs affecting their health, safety or well being. Just like humans, animals can be born with defects but that doesn't mean they don't deserve a loving home and a fulfilling life! Special needs pets can have:
  • FIV+ (felines)
  • a need to be an "only child"
  • special food requirements
  • a manageable ongoing medical condition such as allergies
  • special grooming needs

We always encourage the adoption of special needs pets. Though they often require extra attention, the effort you put in makes it all worth it to the life of these animals. We always waive the adoption fees on special needs pets as an added incentive to give these animals a second chance.