Adoption Information

If one of our adoptable animals has caught your eye, the first step in the adoption process is the Animal Compassion Team (ACT) online application.  You can find the application located on each pets profile. Our goal is to help you make the perfect love connection.

All animals that are adopted will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated appropriately,  provided a full spectrum de-wormer and have received a flea/tick preventative. Each pet comes with an initial free health exam from Pet Medical Center located in Fresno.  This exam must be used within the first two weeks after adoption.


  • Dog (5 months and older)  adoptions fees are:                  $200.00                                 

  • Puppy (5 months and  younger ) adoption fees are:         $225.00

  • Our cat / kitten adoption fees are:       $65.00                                                       


In some cases, we may ask you to bring your current furry family members and young children so we can assist in a proper introduction.  This is especially important with our powerful large breed friends.


ACT wants to ensure your new friend is a good fit for your home.   We want to make sure both you and your new pet will be happy.   Adjustment periods are very important, so keep in mind it can take a few days even weeks to fully adjust to new schedules, smells and establish bonds, (see adjustment periods undertaking home a new friend) however if it is truly not a good fit we will always take back our pets. When an animal is taken into the ACT family it is guaranteed a place with us for life.  No matter what;  There is never a need to place ads on Craig’s List or work to rehome on your own with a stranger.  We will be here to assist you.  


Remember that if you don’t find the perfect friend with ACT, there are hundreds of wonderful animals waiting for new homes in shelters and other rescue groups.  

If you have further questions please feel free to contact us.   We look forward to getting to know you and helping you find the perfect pet.  


What you get when you adopt an ACT animal


All ACT animals are spayed and neutered before leaving our care.  We believe that spaying and neutering is the only way to stop the overpopulation problem in the central valley.  Spaying and neutering will help prevent reproductive diseases and helps to prevent undesirable behaviors.


ACT dogs and cats are microchipped before going to their new homes.  These microchips allow for the animal to be quickly and easily traced back to their owner.  Most vets and all shelters have microchip scanners and animals are scanned on intake. 


All ACT dogs receive DHPP, Bordetella, and Rabies if they are old enough.  DHPP prevents two of the deadliest diseases in dogs: parvo and distemper.  It is important to remember that adult animals require two DHPP vaccines to be protected, and puppies need a DHPP vaccine every 2 to 3 weeks until they are at least four months old.  All cats receive FVRCP which prevents against common feline illnesses.  Just like dogs, cats need two FVRCP vaccines to be protected, and kittens need a FVRCP vaccine every 3 weeks until they are at least four months old.

 Parasite Preventative

All ACT animals receive a general dewormer and flea preventative.

 Free Health Exam

Pet Medical Center and Spa, an AAHA accredited veterinary hospital, gives a free health exam within the first two weeks of adoption.  Pet Medical Center has been a wonderful partner with ACT and their caring staff always does a great job with our ACT animals!

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan