We strive to offer the highest standard of care to every animal in our care. While we diligently assess and identify specific needs or requirements for each animal, it’s important to note that vetting an animal for adoption doesn’t guarantee specific behavior. Our evaluation process is comprehensive and conducted to the best of our ability. Our primary goal is to find warm, safe, and loving forever homes for these animals. We work tirelessly to match them with families or individuals who can provide the nurturing environment and care they deserve.

Adoption Requirements

Choosing to adopt an animal is a significant decision that profoundly impacts your household and the life of the animal for years to come. Our utmost priority is to find loving, forever homes for our animals. We are dedicated to facilitating the best possible match between you and your new pet. If you don’t find the right animal during your initial visit to our shelter, we encourage you to return on another day. New animals become available for adoption regularly, and we’re committed to helping you find the perfect match. We provide comprehensive information about each animal on their information card, sharing as much detail as possible about their background and personality. Our aim is to assist you in welcoming a wonderful new addition to your family. We’re here to support and guide you through this journey of finding your ideal companion.

  • Requests for adoption will only be considered if the appropriate form has been filled out and submitted on-line or delivered in-person to the animal shelter.

Adoption Requirement Checklist

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must have valid ID with current address.
  • Must provide landlord’s name and phone number and/or a copy of your current lease.
  • All members of the household should be present.
  • Completed adoption application has been submitted and accepted as you need to understand that the Middleburg Heights Animal Shelter must approve your adoption application.
  • Confirmation that the animal will reside in a non-smoking household.
  • The Adoption fee is collected at time of animal pick-up.


The adoption fees play a crucial role in offsetting expenses related to the operational costs of the shelter, which typically average hundreds of dollars per animal.

  • The shelter accepts cash or Mastercard, Visa, or Discover.
  • If paying in cash, please understand that volunteers are unable to make change.
  • Adoption fee collected at time of animal pick-up.

Canine Adoption Fee:

Adult: One hundred dollars ($100.00)

Puppy: Two hundred dollars ($200.00)

Seniors: Seventy-five dollars ($75.00)

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Feline Adoption Fee:

Adult: Seventy-five dollars ($75.00)

Kitten: One hundred dollars ($100.00)

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Veterans and individuals aged 60 or older shall receive a twenty-five ($25.00) discount on adoption fees.