In order to be considered for an adoption, you must:
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Have legal identification with your current address.
- Be able to verify that you are allowed to have a pet where you live.
- Must provide veterinary and personal references.
- Be able and willing to devote the time and expense necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and properly care for the pet.
- Understand that the Town/Dog Control Officer/adoption facility reserves the right to deny the adoption of any pet for any reason.
- Be willing to pay an adoption fee based on the cost of medical care provided for the animal while owned by the Town.
- Be willing to agree to a home visit prior to adoption.
The Town of Kent takes full responsibility for the animals in our care, and exhausts all efforts to ensure an animal is properly cared for once adopted. All animals will be vaccinated and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Medical records for all veterinary care provided to animals while in the Town of Kent's custody will be given to the adopter. Those adopting animals with a more complicated medical history will have the opportunity to speak directly to our contracted Veterinarian to address any questions or concerns.
Animal guardianship is a major responsibility that should not be taken lightly. In our ongoing effort to find the best possible permanent home for each of its animals, we ask that you complete this questionnaire honestly and in detail. You will be contacted by one of our representatives to discuss your application.