Pet Adoption

Our adoption process is a simple one. Come by, fall in love with one (or more) of our adoptees, fill out an application, sign our contract (detailed below) and pay the adoption fee. Upon approval of your application, you can take your new friend home.

Click here for the current adoption fee schedule. Included in the adoption fee are one set of vaccinations, deworming, rabies vaccination & the animal spayed or neutered. Microchips are available for an addition $10.00. Taking all this into account, it's a tremendous bargain.

We feel very strongly about all of the animals we place for adoption. Therefore, in order to adopt a pet from us you are required to adhere to some guidelines as set forth below.

You understand that all dogs and cats adopted from us must be spayed or neutered if not already done so at time of adoption. No exceptions.

You understand that sterilization of the animal you are adopting is required under Chapter 828, Texas State Health & Safety Code, and that a violation of this chapter is a criminal offense punishable as a Class C Misdemeanor. Sterilization will be completed at the time of adoption before the animal can go home, or 30 days from a specific date estimated to be when the adopted animal becomes six months old.

No large dogs will be adopted to apartment dwellers.

If you are a renter, a letter from your landlord must be received giving you permission to have a pet.

If at any time, for any reason, you can no longer care for the pet you are adopting, you must return it to the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter. It cannot be given away or sold.

You must agree to provide humane care for the pet, including adequate water, food, shelter, sanitation, exercise, personal attention and veterinary care.

You understand that the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter makes no guarantees or representations about the adopted animal's health or temperament, and the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter expressly disclaims responsibility or liability for pets that become ill, die or inflict injuries on people or animals.

I also understand that failure to comply with the terms of adoption may result in confiscation of the adopted pet or legal action can be taken against me.