Our Adoption Process

We’re so excited you’re thinking of adopting! Check out our article here on why adopting instead of purchasing from pet stores is the ethical choice. Our goal is to keep the adoption process as simple as possible, and to provide guidance every step of the way.

Please note as we are based in Connecticut, we are only adopting out to those located in the Northeast.

Advantages of adopting from us:

  • Lifelong guidance: We will provide as much care advice and guidance as you need no matter how long it’s been after adoption.
  • Foster matching: Our knowledge about the unique characteristics of each foster and about their needs can help you make a more informed decision about which companion is a good fit for you.
  • Newbie-friendly: While we ask questions about former experience, we will never turn someone away due to lack of it. We ask that all applicants are open to feedback and advice.

Detailed Adoption Process

Please note as we are based in Connecticut, we are only adopting out to those located in the Northeast.

Step 1 – Review our Getting Started Guide

Please review our getting started guide before filling out the interest form.

Step 2 – Submit an Inquiry

Submit an inquiry by emailing us and answering a few questions.

Step 2 – Thoroughly review the resources on our site

After submitting your inquiry, please review resources on our site. These include guides covering general care, setup requirements, behavior tips, and dietary information. Ensure you review these materials thoroughly to prepare for the responsibilities of your small companion.

Step 3 – We’ll discuss more details via email or phone

Following your review of the resources, we’ll discuss more details to go over your questions about the guides, as well as discuss our requirements. Expect this within a week from having received the interest form.

Step 4 – There will be some back and forth to make sure you’re prepared

After our initial call, there may be some back-and-forth communication to ensure you’re fully prepared to care for your companion. This could involve additional phone calls with clarifying questions, discussing care needs, or providing additional guidance as necessary.

Step 5 – With the details ironed, you’re ready to welcome your little one home! 🙂

Unless you are getting a setup from us, we will need videos/photos of the final setup. Once all details are sorted and you feel ready, then it’s time! We’ll coordinate a convenient time for you to pick up your little friend and complete the adoption paperwork. Congratulations! Should you have questions afterwards, you can always reach out.