Interested in Adopting a Pet?
Why Adopt A Pet?
Many say that adopted pets know you saved them. Whether that is true or not, adopted pets bring great joy to your life. Adopting a pet helps to reduce the number of uwanted animals who end up in shelters. Usually, the pet has lived in a home, and we work very hard to make sure the match is a good one. You also have a resource for the life of the pet. If a problem comes up, we want to help you work through it. Our animals are also medically evaluated, spayed or neutered, given vaccinations, and medical problems we are aware of are taken care of.
Adopting doesn't mean you're getting a mutt either. It is estimated that up to 40% of dogs in shelters are purebred. Shelters are overflowing with labs because people underestimated how much work a lab puppy would be. And what about older dogs? You get a chance to miss the puppy stage, yet still get a wonderful, loving companion.
Thinking of Buying An Animal?
Think again! Puppies and kittens that are sold in stores usually come from mills, which don't focus on the animal, they focus on profit. Another source is "backyard breeders", people who breed their pets to make some extra money. These animals are often sick, and end up with many of the problems prevalent in that breed. Additionally, they are not spayed or neutered, increasing the chance of MORE unwanted animals in the shelters. Learn more here.
Are You Ready?
Pets can live for 10 to 20 years. When you take an animal into your family, make sure you are ready to accept a committment to care for that animal for their lifetime, even as your financial or household status changes. Once that committment is made, with proper planning and attention, you will be able to keep the loving and loyal pet in your home through all sorts of changes, such as having a baby or moving. Read our Top 5 Tips for a long pet relationship!
If you have decided the time is right to add a pet to your family, the next step is to complete our adoption application. Humane Society of Flower Mound works with applicants to ensure that the pet is a good fit for a household. Applications are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis, as our primary goal is a good adoption placement.
All potential adopters must fill out an application for the animal they are interested in adopting. We reserve the right to deny an application for any reason. If any information is falsified on an application and is discovered after the adoption takes place, the adopter will be responsible for all legal fees associated with retrieving the animal.
Our adoption fees are $100 for cats and $175 for dogs. This adoption fee helps to cover the costs of basic preventative care including spay or neuter, vaccines (including Rabies and virals), heartworm tests and preventative for dogs, FeLV/FIV tests for cats, in addition to extra medical care the animal may need. Often our adoption fees do not even cover costs for basic medical care. To complete the application, click here.