Why you should adopt from Helping Strays

Helping Strays has great pets of all sizes, ages and personalities. We get to know our pets through our Shelter Buddy program, volunteer involvement, and fostering so we can guide you to your ideal match. We can also provide introductions between your current dog and a potential new dog to see if the new dog will be a good fit for your family.

Every animal adopted from Helping Strays is spayed or neutered before it goes to its new home. Preventative health care is important, so all our pets are up-to-date on their vaccines, have been checked for intestinal parasites, and treated if necessary. Every animal is microchipped for identification purposes.

In addition to routine vaccinations, altering, microchipping, our cats have tested negative for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Adult dogs have been tested for heartworms and are current on prevention.

Helping Strays has a Foster to Adopt program available for most adult pets. This program allows you to welcome the pet into your home for a two week “trial basis” to make sure the new pet is a good fit with you, other pets in the home, and your lifestyle. Helping Strays will provide all equipment, food, and medical needs during this period.

We want you and your new pet to succeed in every way and will do what we can to make that happen. Support and information are available before, during, and after your adoption from Helping Strays’ experienced team.