1. What is the Application fee?

    The application fee is a $10 donation for processing your application.


2. What is the adoption fee?
    The adoption fees for our animals are:

     Puppies less than 6 months of age $150
     Dogs over six months of age $125
     Cats $125
  * This does not include any exotic pets.  Their adoption fee is on a case by case basis. 

3. What does the adoption fee cover?

    The adoption fee for dogs covers all age-appropriate shots, spay/neuter, de-wormer, flea and tick prevention,                      heartworm testing and heartworm prevention (depending on age).  For our cats, the adoption fee covers all

    age-appropriate shots, spay/neuter, de-wormer, plus flea & tick prevention.  * We DO NOT test for Feline leukemia.

4. I have a dog and would like to bring them to meet the animal I am interested in.  Can we do that?

    Yes!  We highly encourage you to bring your dog to have a meet and greet before you bring home a new pet. 

5. Where can I apply?


    Click the  "Apply Now'" button on any Adoptable Animal kennel card picture!

    Please email Adoption and Volunteer applications to: 

       friendsofstokesshelter@gmail.com

   OR you can fill out the online Volunteer Application HERE

   We always need more volunteers to properly care for our rescue animals.  Ages 14 & up, all abilities welcome!

1. Fill out an adoption application. We ask for basic information,        including vet history plus two personal references. 

    We do require a non-refundable application fee/donation of          $10 per application.  Please pay this application fee at the            time of submitting your application.  You can pay that fee here.


2. It usually takes 3 business days to process an application.            Thank you for your patience.  Please let your references know      to expect a call from us to make the process faster.


3. Once your application is approved, we will schedule a meet          & greet appointment.  If the animal is a good fit, you can                adopt that same day! 

Adoption FAQ's

Adoption Process