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 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:

Tuesday - Friday: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Sunday - Monday: Closed

FCAR will be closed Sunday, April 21 in observance Easter.​

THE ADOPTION PROCESS IS SIMPLE!

1

Fill out our Adoption Application 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.

 

2

Meet the pets! You won't know if an 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 pets. Some adoptable animals may be in third party locations, such as foster care, Petco, Guys Farm & Yard, etc. We try to keep each listing up-to-date.

3

Adopt! Once you have met your match, we'll process the paper work 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!

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

Visit our FAQ page for more information regarding adoptions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

**FAQ page coming soon!

ADOPTION FEES:

Feline                                 Canine                          

Kittens            $175

Under 1 year

Adults             $100

Seniors             $30

Puppies           $325

Under 1 year

Adults             $195

Seniors           $100

*FCAR reserves the right to increase adoption fees as necessary for certain animals, as well as offer reduced adoption fees during promotions.

**Ask us about discounts for multiple adoptions!

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.

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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

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

Adoption Center Hours:

Sunday/Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday-Friday: 2pm-6pm

Saturday: 10am-3pm

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Contact Us:

30 Sunset Meadows

Saint Albans, VT 05478

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

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

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.

© 2019 by Franklin County Animal Rescue