It varies. The VHS wants to get your pet home as soon as possible. The time it takes to process an adoption may differ slightly based on the individual animal’s needs. Sometimes animals can leave the same day, or other times they may need to have a medical procedure done within a few days before leaving.
Keep in mind that the VHS spays or neuters all of our dogs, cats, rabbits, and pigs prior to them going home with their new families. If you select a pet that is not altered yet, it must stay overnight for 1-2 business days to have surgery before going home. This is included in your adoption fee.
If your new pet is already spayed or neutered, they can potentially go home with you the same day with approved application and payment! Some common holdups during the application process include:
- verifying pet policies with landlords
- receiving vet records for your current animals.
If you can bring copies of your lease/pet policy, and current pets' vet records, it will save time!