Since 1964, Franklin County Animal Rescue (FCAR) has united homeless animals and passionate, caring adopters. We place pets with adopters who we think are the very best match for each other, so when you adopt from FCAR, not only are you supporting our work while making an impact on homeless animals in your community, you are also getting a pet who is the right match for you and your family. Thank you for choosing to adopt!     Please note: If you are planning to adopt a cat, please bring a carrier with you.

Our shelter uses a stream-lined adoption procedure and potential adopters may be approved to adopt on the same day they apply. We do our best to help match cats and dogs with compatible adopters. Adoptions are processed on a first come, first served basis, pending applicant approval. We do not hold animals 

 

We do not encourage declawing for cats and kittens from FCAR. For more information and tips on alternatives to declawing, please see our resources page.

ADOPTION PROCESS:

ADOPTION CENTER HOURS:

Sat & Sun:        11am-3:30pm

Thurs & Fri:     2pm-5:30pm

Mon-Wed:            CLOSED

THE ADOPTION PROCESS IS SIMPLE!

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Meet the pets!

You won't know if a pet is right for you until you get to know them. Stop by the Adoption Center any time during regular open hours to see available cats. Dogs require an appointment. Please call ahead to schedule a meeting with an available dog.  Some adoptable animals may be in third party locations, such as foster care, Petco, Guys Farm & Yard, etc. 

Fill out our Adoption Application

You can do that by clicking here. These can be printed and brought in with you or filled out on site. Adopters must be 18 or older. Please bring a valid photo ID with you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

**FAQ page coming soon!

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Adopt! Once you have met your match, we'll process the paperwork and give you all of the tools you need to help your pet transition comfortably. We'll also give you a packet of resources, coupons, and goodies to take home with you!

  -Cats that are recovered for spaying/neutering can go home the same day. 

  - Dogs require pre-scheduled interview and two meetings on separate days

YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE'VE GOT ANSWERS.

Still wondering if you're ready to adopt? Here are some tips on adopting the right cat for you: click here. Here are some things to consider before adopting a dog: click here.

Please feel free to call 524-9650 or email info@fcarpets.org

ADOPTION FEES:

Kittens                               $175

Under 1 year

Adults                                $100

Seniors                              $30

Feline adoptions include:

- Spay/neuter

- Health exam

- FIV testing

- Leukemia testing

- De-worming

- Distemper vaccination

- Rabies vaccination

- Flea & tick treatment

- Nail trim

- VVMA Complimentary

Physical Exam

- Coupons for food and 

supplies

- Pet profile & medical

history booklet

- Resources

Feline

Puppies                          $400

Under 5 months

Youth                             $325

Under 6 month-year

Adults                            $195

Seniors                         $100

Canine adoptions include:

- Spay/neuter

- Health exam

- Heartworm test

- De-worming

- Distemper vaccination

- Kennel Cough Vacc.

- Bordetella Vaccination

- Rabies vaccination

- Flea & tick treatment

- Nail trim

- Microchip

- VVMA Complimentary

Physical Exam

- Coupons for food and 

supplies

- Pet profile & medical

history booklet

- Resources

Canine

Sat & Sun:          11am-4pm

Thurs & Fri:       2pm-6pm

Mon-Wed:            CLOSED

Shelter Public Hours:

Currently CLOSED to public

by appointment only 

Contact Us:

P: (802) 524-9650 
Email: Info@fcarpets.org

**Contacts are NOT regularly answered outside of business hours**

Address:

30 Sunset Meadows 

St Albans Vt 05478

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Emergency 

Contacts:

Poison

hotline: (888) 426-4435

 

Injured animal: 

Local vet or

BEV: (802) 863-2387

 

Lost or stray

Local ACO (list found on our resource page)

or police.

Partners for Pets

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