If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, please read the adoption guidelines and complete the online adoption application, or email us at edgewateranimalshelter@gmail.com with any questions. Please allow us 48 hours to get back to you after emailing. Once approved to adopt, you may complete the online adoption contract and either pay the adoption fee online via the Donate button or pay it when you pick up your pet.  We CANNOT hold a pet for anyone unless the adoption fee has been paid. Submitting an application does not obligate you to adopt.

Adoption Guidelines

Thank you for your kind generosity in considering a rescue shelter animal! It will take time and energy to nurture your new pet. In order to assist you in ensuring its safety and well being, we urge you to review the following information. Please give your new dog/cat a week or two to settle into your home. Particular care should be exercised when letting the animal out. A newly relocated animal has no sense of home and should be kept on a leash or in a fenced-in area until this process has taken place (usually a few weeks at best). Do remember that your new pet has been, until recently, living in a kennel so home life constitutes a major adjustment on his/her part. It may not sleep through the night at first and may or may not be house trained. Other adjustment issues may present themselves if your home already has other pets. In our experience, time, love and patience will overcome most issues that arise.
 By submitting an adoption application, you consent to the following if approved for adoption:
Terms of Adoption
I agree to provide proper food, water, shelter, and kind treatment at all times.
I agree to take the animal to a veterinarian for examination and immunizations as needed or required by law, and to procure immediate veterinary care at my own expense should the animal become ill or injured.
I agree that the animal shall not be bred and if it is too young to be spayed/neutered you will return it to EAS for required spay or neuter. Failure to do so is a violation of the law.
I agree to license the animal in compliance with the current laws and ordinances of my home jurisdiction.
I will register the animal within 30 days of this adoption if age permits.
I agree to notify the organization if I decide that I can no longer keep or provide adequate care for the animal.
I agree that the animal will not be used for medical or experimental purposes.
I have read this section and understand and accept the rights and obligations herein. I understand that the organization cannot guarantee the health, temperament, or training of the animal and agree to release and forever quitclaim the organization and all personnel from any liability whatsoever.
Remedy for noncompliance: I agree that if I do not comply with the terms of this agreement and the code/section previously cited, the organization may demand and I shall return the above-described animal.
I understand that the adoption donation is non-refundable, but that I may return the animal to EAS at any time if the animal proves to be unsuitable.
I understand that a check fee of $25, along with the original adoption fee, will be collected for returned checks. I will also be responsible for any and all costs derived from the collection of said checks.