How to Adopt from the Shelter
Cats & dogs may be viewed and adopted from the Pets and People shelter in Yukon seven days a week,
Monday through Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
All adult pets are spayed/neutered, come with current rabies certification and tags, are up to date with other vaccinations, have tested negative for various diseases pertaining to their species, and are wormed.
Pets that are too young for altering come with a spay/neuter certificate that is redeemable for a spay/neuter procedure with a Pets and People participating vet. You are required, by contract, to fulfill this procedure when adopting a pet this age by either redeeming the certificate or by use of a personal veterinarian.
When you adopt an animal, you will receive the following records
- The animal’s medical information since they have been at the shelter. (This includes spay/neuter information, surgical procedures, vaccinations, heart worm treatment, flea treatment, illness history, behavior history, and other procedures.)
- The animal’s rabies number, rabies tags, and other vaccination information.
- A copy of the Pets and People adoption contract.
- A spay/neuter certificate if the animal is currently too young to alter.
How to adopt from PetSmart:
Pets and People felines are available for adoption in the PetSmart Adoption Centers during the week and on some weekends.
At the PetSmart Adoption Centers, cats may be viewed, handled, and adopted. The nice PetsMart employees help us care for the cats in the adoption centers and do the adoptions for us. You can take adopted PetSmart cats home with you right away. We do not leave kittens in adoption centers that are too young to spay or neuter, you must come to the Yukon shelter for them. But you will find older kittens there that are just 4+ months of age!
All PetSmart adoptable cats are spayed/neutered, current on shots, wormed, and test negative for feline leukemia. $80 adoption fee – heck of a deal since most vets charge $85 or more!
PetsMart Adoption Center Location PetsMart – Located at 2140 W. Memorial Rd. Telephone: 755-3388
What to expect when visiting the shelter
When you come to the shelter you may view and visit with pets at your leisure.
You may be greeted by an adoption counselor. An adoption counselor works with people that come to the shelter to meet and adopt pets. The adoption counselor is familiar with the pets at the shelter and can help you find a pet that would best fit your home environment. Some counselors are more familiar with dogs and some counselors are more familiar with cats. Tell the counselor what kind of pet you are looking for and they will find someone to help you if they are not familiar with the kind of pet you are requesting. Please be patient if the lobby is busy, we are a volunteer organization. The shelter is usually in need of volunteers.
If you decide to adopt, the adoption counselor may ask you some questions about your home environment. If the counselor feels that there is a good match between a pet and adopter, the counselor works with you all the way through the adoption process. Periodically, the counselor may not feel that there is a good match. Pets and People reserves the right to not adopt to anyone at anytime for any reason.
When the adoption counselor approves an adoption, you will need to complete an adoption contract. The contract is a binding, legal document that states the requirements you are expected to fulfill as an adopter from Pets and People Humane Society. With your signature, you agree to abide by the rules we have set forth to protect the adopted pet.
Calling the shelter
If you call the shelter and get the answering machine during regular shelter hours, we are outside taking care of the animals or helping folks with adoptions. You can come to the shelter without calling first or leaving a message, someone will be there to help you during regular hours. We share premises with the Yukon City Animal Shelter.