How to Adopt
When you find an animal at the shelter that you feel will be compatible with your family you will be required to complete an Application For Adoption. Adoption of any animal is NOT automatic and not a foregone conclusion. As much as we wish the animals to be adopted out, the desire to adopt animals to stable, loving, and compatible homes is our primary goal.
Once you have completed the Application for Adoption, a “HOLD FOR ADOPTION” will be placed on the animal you are requesting to adopt. The application will be considered by the Adoption Committee and reviewed. Applications are usually finalized within 24 to 48 hours. All decisions of the adoption committee are final.
As part of the application review process, the Adoption Committee may request to inspect your home to ensure the conditions are right for the animal. Animals may require a fenced yard, outside run, kennel, or dog house etc.
■ Do you want a lap cat or an independent one?
■ Do you currently have pets?
■ How long will the pet be left alone?
■ Do you want a kitten or puppy, or are you looking for an adult animal?
■ Do you have young children in the house?
What are the adoption terms and conditions?
The staff of the Fort Smith. Animal Society (FSAS) is very interested in finding the most suitable homes for our adoptable pets. In accepting this animal you must agree to be bound by the following rules and conditions:
I understand that the FSAS reserves the right to refuse the adoption of any animal for any reason to any person. Reasons for rejection/refusal of adoption applications are not required to be given.
Adoption to out-of-town college students and those in college housing is prohibited.
There will be no animals adopted by anyone under the age of 18 gears.
There will be no animals adopted out to anyone appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Adoptions will be refused during the Christmas holiday season.
I understand that the FSAS cannot guarantee the health, temperament, or training of the animal herein applied for and will not be responsible for the nature or the condition of the adopted animal after it leaves the Society’s care.
I realize that no animal will be adopted for any purpose other than as a household pet.
I agree to provide the animal with a good home, proper care, and kindly treatment throughout its life.
I assume all risks of injury to, from, or loss of my pet.
I am aware that the society will not release an animal to persons under 18 years of age.
What is included in the adoption fee?
The adoption fee includes full vaccinations and spaying/neutering.