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Adoption Information

Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal companion from the MSPCA-Centerville Animal Care and Adoption Center.

How does the adoption process work?

Please visit the Adoption Center during our open hours to get to know the animals we have available. You do not need an appointment, and we encourage you to visit us often.

Plan to spend as much time as possible becoming acquainted with the animals in our Adoption Center. Each animal has his or her own distinct personality, as do you. Our goal is to assist you in finding your best match for a lifelong companion.

We'll take you outside with the dogs, or sit with you and the kitties. Please ask questions -- that's why we're here.

Do some research and think about your lifestyle. Are you an active person? Do you want a lazy dog? Do you like certain breeds? Do you have a preference for short-hair or long-hair cats? Does the new pet need to do well with kids or other animals? Get to know yourself and your animal preferences. It will help us help you!

We'll ask you to fill out a brief application. An adoption counselor will discuss with you some of the particular needs of the animal you have chosen, and how that animal will fit into your particular home situation.

We are an open-admission Adoption Center. This means that we never know what kinds of animals will be brought to us during our surrender hours. Therefore, the selection of animals we have available for adoption can change daily. If you don't see what you are looking for the first time - come see us again! Chances are, we will have some new furry friends available for adoption.

What is required before I can adopt?

  • A valid picture ID.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to adopt.

We need to make sure that the new pet will be allowed where you live:

  • Homeowners: Bring a document that proves you own your home (mortgage bill, tax bill, water bill, or deed).
  • Renters: Bring a copy of your lease and the contact information for your landlord. We will speak with your landlord to verify their pet policy. We recommend you alert your landlord to this ahead of time and make sure you have clearance from them to adopt a new pet!

We want to help you make the best match for your home. This may require children, other dogs, and all household members to come meet the potential new friend. We strongly recommend that anyone who will be living with the new pet come in to participate in the adoption process.

Other Pets? If you have other animals, please bring information about your veterinarian (the clinic name and phone number) and a copy of your pets' current vaccination/healthcare records. This helps us ensure that everyone is healthy and ready for the addition of a new pet family member.

How much does it cost to adopt?

Following is a description of adoption fees and what is included.  The MSPCA is a non-profit organization, and adoption fees are one way we can continue our mission of serving and finding homes for homeless animals.


Puppies (6 months and under) - $300
Adult Dogs (over 6 months) - $250

Spay/Neuter Surgery
DHPP Vaccination
Bordatella Vaccination
Rabies Vaccination
Heartworm Test and Heartguard Preventive
Flea-Tick preventive
Home-Again microchip identification and registration


Kittens (6 months and under) - $175
Adults (7 months to 9 years) - $125
Seniors (9 years and over) - $50

Spay/Neuter Surgery
FVRCP Vaccination(s)
Rabies Vaccination (for cats 12 weeks and older)
Feline Leukemia (FELV) Test (FIV Test for $15 extra charge)
Flea-Tick preventive
Home-Again microchip identification and registration

*Please bring your own cat carrier or $5 for cardboard carrier


$55 - Includes Spay/Neuter Surgery

Other Small Animals

Adoption fees vary
Guinea pigs - $25
Rats, Mice, Gerbils and Hamsters - $10
Ferrets - $50 (includes rabies vaccine)
Birds - Prices vary greatly based on the size, breed, and care requirements. Please contact the Adoption Center with any questions related to bird adoption fees.