Adoption FAQs

In an effort to save lives and lessen the euthanasia impact in our county, A HOPE provides a rehabilitation and lifesaving program. Animals in this program are usually too young or too sick to survive in their current environment. A HOPE takes these vulnerable animals and places them into a foster home until they are eligible for either rescue or adoption. While most rehabilitated animals are placed in a rescue, others stay to be adopted out through us. All adoptable cats and dogs include spay/neuter, microchip, and up-to-date vaccinations. 

Where are you located? 5755 Washington St Milton, FL 32570

How do I apply to adopt one of your animals? Go to the page of the type of animals you want to adopt, find your favorite animal's photo and click on it. Then click "apply for adoption".

What is the cost to adopt an animal? Please click here to view prices

What do I need to have with me when picking up my animal? You will need to bring a cat carrier for picking up a cat or rat. You will need a leash to pick up a dog. Please also bring your cell phone and ID card.

When do applications open? Applications open for animals when they are at least the weight of a healthy 6 week old animal and well enough to have visitors. We try not to open applications for animals who cannot go home within 2 weeks. The animals on the "meet me" page can go home 2 to 4 weeks from today's date, depending on size.

Can I reserve an animal before their application is open? No.

Can someone contact me when a specific animal's application opens? No.

What if I adopt an animal and it doesn't work out in my home? We always take our animals back. 

What kind of food do you feed your animals? Please click here to see what products we use.

How do I get my medical records for an animal I adopted? Medical records go right to your email on the day you collect your new pet.

How do I pay the fee to hold an animal and remove it from inventory? You will respond to the application approval email with your decision to adopt and a text will be sent to your phone. The text will walk you through payment.

If I decide to return my animal or change my mind prior to adoption pickup day, do you refund my money? There are no refunds. Please decide if you would like to adopt the animal prior to applying. Once you pay the fee and the animal is removed from inventory, this animal is waiting just for you. If you change your mind or don't show up within 48 hours of their adoption available date, you forfeit the fee.

When do I pick my animal up? Adoption days are every other Wednesday from 11am to 5pm. Timeslots are booked via email after your adoption fee is received. 

What if the available timeslots or adoption day don't work with my schedule? Please email us back to try and work out a different time. You can choose a day or time up to 48 hours past their scheduled adoption day (typically the Wednesday after their spay/neuter appointment). Please remember our animals are kept in the comfort of foster homes and only brought into the facility the day prior to adoption day. They do not go back to foster homes after this date. So the longer you wait to pick up your animal, the longer your animal sits waiting for you.

Can I meet the animal ahead of time? Absolutely. We offer video meet and greets prior to paying the adoption fee. If you would like to meet them in person, you will have to meet at our facility on one of their check-in dates (they check in every two weeks). Note: We do not hold animals back from adoption until the adoption fee is paid. Should someone pay their adoption fee prior to your visit (video or in person) then they may secure the animal and your appointment will be cancelled.

How do I become a foster parent for an animal in need? Please click here to become a lifesaving hero.

If you have any other questions and/or concerns about our adoption process, please email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Phone: (850) 665-0511

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