With the help of a dedicated team of volunteers, DHA often holds feline and canine adoption events at PetSmart in conjunction with the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekends throughout the year.

We also regularly conduct special adoption events for both cats and dogs at other off-site locations including pet supply stores, auto dealerships, salons, residential communities, and more. Please review our list of upcoming adoption events, and make sure to read the Things to Know Before You Go section below for important information about off-site pet adoptions.

Of course, even if you can’t make it to one of our many adoption events, you can always view our adoptable animals online or come to the center to meet them!

Things to Know Before You Attend a DHA Adoption Event

There are a few things you should know before you attend a DHA adoption event:

Every animal available for adoption from DHA has been spayed or neutered, tested for FIV/FeLV (cats), tested for heartworms if over 6 months of age (dogs), given age-appropriate vaccines, microchipped, examined by a veterinarian, exercised/socialized daily, and loved!

Cat Adoptions

Same day adoptions of cats and kittens at adoption events are available for qualified applicants. Same day adopters must provide proof of address, proof of home ownership or written permission from their landlord, and proof of current vaccinations and spaying/neutering of any current pets at the time of the adoption. All principal family members must be present for the adoption.

Dog Adoptions

Unless otherwise stated, applications for dogs at adoption events will be accepted on-site and follow our regular adoption process. We will contact qualified applicants to schedule an adoption counseling session at the DHA shelter within a few business days.

Adoption Process and Fees

For complete information about adopting from DHA, including our adoption process and adoption fees, please browse through the Adoptions section of our website.

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