Dog Adoptions

Please take a moment to read about our adoption process and then click the above links to see some of our fabulous cats and dogs. Apply today to meet your new best friend!

Our shelter currently homes about 50 wonderful dogs and more than 300 spectacular cats. Short hair, long hair, big and small, young and “seasoned,” playful and laidback – all here waiting for that special someone!

We’re very proud of our animals and are thrilled that you’re considering our shelter when adding a member to your family. When an animal comes to STAF, we commit to giving that animal a lifetime of care and love. When we pass that responsibility onto another through an adoption, our goal is to place the animal in a long-term, loving home.

Our adoption process, fine-tuned over many years of successfully placing animals in their forever homes, includes an application and informal interview with a STAF volunteer who will work with you one-on-one to find the perfect fit for your family and lifestyle. This volunteer will introduce you to animals, share background and health information, and tell you about each animal’s personality and special traits and talents. We will ask you to return to the shelter for a second visit to be sure of your decision.

Our adoption hours are:

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All cat adoptions are by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting a cat from STAF, please fill out the adoption application and email to One of our adoption volunteers will be in contact within 24-48 hours. Please be patient with us as we adjust to this new way of doing things. Our number one priority is the safety of our cats, volunteers, and clients.

To reduce the burden on our volunteers, only serious inquiries, please.

We can facilitate cat adoptions within 150-mile radius of our shelter, which includes Dayton, Columbus, Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Adoption fee for cats is $40 and includes spay/neuter, microchip, and carrier. Please note, you must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a cat from STAF.


Dog adoption hours are Saturdays 11:00am-2:00pm and are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We ask that you complete our online adoption application when you schedule your appointment. Please note you must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a dog from STAF. For more information about adopting one of our awesome dogs and our adoption requirements, please click here.

We can facilitate dog adoptions within 30-mile radius of our shelter. Adoption fee for dogs is $275.

For other general information, please contact us via E-mail.

Read some of our Fabulous Forever Home stories featuring STAF cats and dogs and their perfect match families!