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ADOPTION APPLICATION

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS

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Applicants must be at least 24 years old.

Any current pets must be up to date on vaccinations and be spayed/neutered. Exceptions to this will only be considered if proof of a medical explanation is provided.

If you currently rent, you must provide contact information for your landlord or management company in order to confirm any restrictions. 

Applicants must live within the Chicagoland or Southeast Wisconsin area. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must allow an ALIVE representative into your home for a visit to ensure that your home is safe for the potential new animal. All members of the household are required to be present for the visit.​​

We require a $75 training deposit at the time of adopting a dog. You will be required to enroll and complete a training class with your new dog at one of our approved training facilities within 3 months of adoption in order for the deposit to be refunded.

  • Dogs over 6 months old: $325

  • Dogs under 6 months old: $400

  • Dogs over 7 years old: $150

  • Rabbits: $150

  • Cats: $175

  • Small Mammals: $40

  • If you are adopting a bonded pair, the adoption donation will be as reflected above, but as a buy one, get one free.

ADOPTION DONATION AMOUNTS

ADOPTION APPLICATION

Most of our animals live in private foster homes, so it's best to complete an adoption application in order to arrange a meet and greet. Some of our dogs reside at our shelter, Big Barn, in Salem, Wisconsin. Check our calendar of events to see a list of our open house hours. Because we are primarily volunteer-run it may take several days for an Adoption Coordinator to contact you. Thank you for your patience.

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