Adoption Policies Cats & Dogs/ Procedures
VIPP ADOPTION POLICIES FOR CATS & DOGS
All VIPP dogs and cats available for adoption are spayed or neutered, and microchipped. VIPP provides any veterinary care the animals need up through their adoption. VIPP will do everything possible to ensure the dog or cat is healthy. If there is a known medical issue, VIPP will provide adopter with that information before final adoption.
Every VIPP cat is spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus, given basic vaccina6ons and treated for worms and fleas.
Dogs are vaccinated for Bordetella, DHPP and Rabies.
It is VIPP’s Policy that all adopter(s) fill out and sign an Adoption Application.
New owner must pay the full adoption fee at the time of adoption.
$85 for kittens
$75 for adult cats
$50 for senior cats
ASK for dogs
VIPP has a special program for cats with pre-existing medical conditions. Ask your VIPP volunteer about the program if your fear of the condition is inhibiting your ability to adopt your favorite cat.
The application includes name, address and references among other things. With dog adoptions, a home check (aka site visit) will be performed by a VIPP volunteer. For cats, there is a 24 hour waiting period before the cat can be adopted.
The new owner will receive a signed “Adoption Certificate” and medical records. Microchip paperwork will be filled out, submitted to (microchip company) and a photocopy filed by VIPP.
Adopters must pay an adoption fee. Current fees will be available on VIPP website.
VIPP will pay 25% of a 6 week dog obedience course which takes place on Vashon within six months of adoption.
VIPP informs adopters that Fair Isle Animal Clinic offers a free wellness visit.
New Owner Responsibility
New owners will choose the dog or cat they adopt for themselves. VIPP will not allow third-party adoptions.
New Owners agree to adopt dog or cat as a companion pet with access to the indoors of the owner’s home. Barn cat placements will be considered on a case by case basis.
New Owners agree to be personally responsible for the humane care and any veterinary care as necessary for the welfare of their VIPP dog or cat.
New Owners will keep cats indoors exclusively for at least one month before they are let outside.
New Owners will keep kittens (who will have access to the outdoors) inside their new homes exclusively for 6 months before they are let outside.
New Owners agree not to declaw any kitten or cat adopted from VIPP.
New Owners will have had all of their current pets spayed or neutered, unless the animal is considered “Breeding Stock.”
New Owners who live close to a busy road will agree to keep their cats indoors of the owner’s home exclusively.
Dog owners agree to contain their dogs on their property and follow all County laws and regulations regarding leash laws and containment.
New Owners agree to contact VIPP immediately if their VIPP dog or cat goes missing at any time.
VIPP has Adopt-a-Cat Days every Saturday from 11:30 -2:30 at the new VIPP Shelter located at 12200 SW 243 rd Street - off of Old Mill Rd. Please see directions on this website. If this time is not convenient for you - please call 389-1085 to schedule an appointment. Dog adoptions are by appointment only by calling 389-1085 or firstname.lastname@example.org