Thank you for expressing your interest in adopting a pet! Animals can play a vital role in providing companionship and joy to our lives. The process of adoption carries significant responsibility, and it's crucial for prospective pet owners to be well-informed before making this important decision.

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Adopting an Animal is Easy

Unclaimed impounded animals are considered for adoption and are available for viewing at the Siloam Springs Animal Shelter. If you're interested in adopting a pet, you can visit the shelter during their business hours or contact the Animal Shelter staff at 479-524-6535 to schedule an appointment for viewing the animals.

Once you've identified an adoptable pet that suits your family, the next steps involve completing the necessary adoption documents and fulfilling the required fees. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to join the officer on a visit to the vet's office for your new pet's vaccinations. Your commitment to these essential procedures ensures a smooth adoption process and a healthy start for your newest family member.

version of the adoption application.
Interactive version of the adoption application.

Responsibilities as an Owner

State law requires that every animal adopted in a public shelter must be spayed or neutered. All dogs and cats we receive are healthy and exhibit good behavior are potentially adoptable animals. Many of our puppies, kittens and small dogs will be adopted quickly. If you take the time to email us or call, you might lose a chance at adopting the perfect animal. The shelter is swamped with phone calls each day and you may only get our answering machine, so please come by and see us. We do not ship animals, so you must come in to the shelter for adoption.

Humane Care

When you choose to adopt a pet, you are making a commitment to provide a loving and responsible home for the cat or dog. This entails ensuring their well-being through proper care and attention. This includes keeping up with essential vaccinations, addressing any required medical attention, and adhering to legal obligations. It's important to note that all adopted pets must undergo spaying or neutering as mandated by the law. Your dedication to these responsibilities reflects your genuine commitment to your new furry companion's welfare.

Lifelong Commitment
Adopting a pet is a profound and enduring commitment that spans their entire lives. This responsibility extends over a significant period, often ranging from 10 to 15 years or even longer. The daily care routine involves essential tasks such as feeding, grooming, exercising, and training, all of which demand consistent time and effort. These considerations are pivotal in ensuring the well-being of your pet, promoting their happiness and overall health throughout their lifetime.