All the cats and dogs at the shelter have experienced a traumatic abandonment at least once, and that is why it is important for us to find them homes with people who understand the responsibility and the commitment it takes when choosing to raise a pet, so that they will not be passed from hand to hand again
So many cats and dogs are waiting for someone to pet them, play with them and give them a warm home and attention. So many cats and dogs are abandoned by their owners or are born into a sad reality of wandering the streets in search of food and shelter. So many puppies and kittens are in life threatening situations. You can help them by adopting the best friend you’ll ever have.
Every day we take in more cats and dogs. Most of them arrive from homes of people who, for one reason or another, cannot take care of them any longer, while others are found roaming the streets, usually neglected, injured and frightened. We exert our best efforts to provide them with veterinary care and inoculations, to rehabilitate them and find them responsible and loving adoptive homes.
All the cats and dogs at the shelter have experienced a traumatic abandonment at least once, and that is why it is important for us to find them homes with people who understand the responsibility and the commitment it takes when choosing to raise a pet, so that they will not be passed from hand to hand again. We believe in responsible adoption – adoption that begins with a conscious decision and not momentary enthusiasm or a desire to please their kids. An optimal adoption entails a serious commitment where the new owners have sufficient understanding of the pet they are adopting and have the ability to provide for all it needs, combined with a genuine intention to raise it for its entire life.
Since we have many years of experience in the adoption and intake of animals into new homes, we have formed an adoption process that includes a number of stages:
– The adopters must meet several conditions: they must be over 18 years of age, living in their own home, or renting a residence that allows pets.
– All members of the household must be part of the adoption process. If a person is living with family members or sharing an apartment, every person must come to the shelter for the adoption process.
– Any person who wishes to adopt an animal is asked first to fill out an Animal Adoption Request Form. You can download the form from our website and fill it out at home before your visit to the Society. (The form is in Hebrew, but the SPCA staff will be more than glad to explain the contents and help non-Hebrew speakers fill in the required details.)
– After the form has been filled out, you will be required to speak with one of the Society’s adoption counselors. By taking into consideration your wishes and lifestyle and what conditions you can offer, we will be able to decide how to find you the most suitable animal.
– After choosing your pet, the dog or cat will undergo a veterinary check-up at the SPCA clinic and receive the appropriate inoculations.
– The next step is obtaining all necessary permits and making a donation to the Society.
– If the animal is neutered or spayed, you can take it home immediately. If not, the reception clerk will make an appointment for the procedure and, in most cases, it will be possible to take your pet home the following evening. All animals will be given to their new owners only after they have been spayed or neutered. Dogs will also receive an electronic chip.
– The Society reserves the right to refuse to give up an animal for adoption at its sole discretion and without explanation.
Please note – the decision to adopt an animal is a long-term commitment. You have to be certain that you can supply the animal’s needs for its entire life and have the means to do so – the time, a suitable residence, and the financial ability to buy food, and provide vaccinations and veterinary treatment when necessary. If you are not certain that you can take on this responsibility, please refrain from adopting an animal.
Details and photos of the animals for adoption can be found on the site’s adoption section. Similarly, on the guides page you will find detailed guidelines for adopting a cat or dog, alongside many articles offering tips and information about adopting and raising a pet.