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Next Steps for Star
We’re so glad you’re interesting in adopting a pet from North Shore Animal League America!
Your next step is to visit North Shore Animal League America’s adoption center, where an Adoption Counselor will help you determine the type of animal that will best fit your lifestyle. An important part of the adoption process is to match the lifestyle and needs of the adopter with the individual dog or cat being considered.
They will introduce you to the animals you are interested in adopting. The meet and greet will give you the opportunity to bond with your potential companion. You will have plenty of time to play and interact with your new friend in our family-friendly areas designated for that purpose.
When you decide to adopt an animal, the counselor will walk you through the process and help you complete the application. Our adoption screening process is designed to ensure that each animal is placed in a responsible, loving home and with an adopter who is prepared to make a lifelong commitment.
Please be prepared to spend a few hours on our campus. If the screening process occasionally seems overly strict or time-consuming, understand that our first priority is to consider every animal’s needs and best interests.
Our adoption fees are as follows:
High-Quality Medical Care
For the first 15 days following your adoption, we care for an adopted animals in our medical center. An adoption counselor will provide any adopter with specific details on what medical services are covered. After this period, adopters can transition to our Pet Health Center where our high-quality veterinary care continues.
Our Pet Health Center
We offer low-cost, high-quality veterinary care to all dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens—including pets not adopted here. Our quality veterinarian team provides all the services you would expect from a private veterinary practice, and when you visit our Pet Health Center, not only do you receive low-cost pet care, but proceeds help support our mission to save lives.
Discounted Specialty Services at The Animal Medical Center (AMC)
North Shore Animal League America has partnered with The Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City to provide high quality specialty veterinary services for our adopters at a discounted rate. Every North Shore Animal League America adopter is issued a special tag that entitles the adopter to 20% off any specialty medical services. Simply show your tag when you check in at AMC and 20% will automatically be deducted from your final bill.
Training and Behavioral Services
Our talented group of dog trainers—and cat trainer— help adopters smoothly transition their new pet into their home. We also provide puppy training classes in our Little Learners school. Learn more about our on-campus puppy training.
Pet Supply Store
We know that there are things you’ll need to bring your newly-adopted pet home and items you’ll need to continue to care for your pet. The good news is that the prices in our Pet Supply Store are often lower than some of the large, discount chain stores, and our store is staffed by knowledgeable, animal professionals who can answer all of your pet care questions. Best of all, all proceeds benefit our animal welfare programs and help us save more lives.
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Location & Hours
North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
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