Adoption Process

If you are interested in any of our animals please fill out and submit an adoption application. 

Once we have received your application we can begin working on approving your application. 

If your application has been approved you may make an appointment to meet the pet that you are interested in.

Friends Of The Stokes Shelter Inc.


1. What is the adoption fee?

The adoption fee for all of our pets is $125.00.  * This does not include any exotic pets.  Their adoption fee is on a case by case basis. 

2. What does the adoption fee cover?

The adoption fee for dogs covers all age-appropriate shots, spay/neuter, dewormer, 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, dewormer and flea, and tick prevention.  * We DO NOT test for Feline leukemia. 

3. 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. 

4. Where can I apply?

You can download and complete the application here! 

Or you can click the  "Apply now'" button on any adoptable animal kennel card!

Please email adoption and volunteer applications to

OR you can fill out the online adoption application HERE