How can I adopt a dog or cat?

Dogs and cats that have been kept at the animal shelter more than three days are eligible for adoption. Adults 18 years of age or older can adopt animals by presenting a valid driver’s license or government issued identification. The adoption fee for cats is $70 and the fee for dogs is $85, this includes a city license and microchip. This fee covers the cost of spaying or neutering, vaccinations and a general health examination. The City arranges for these services with a veterinary provider. Animals for adoption can be viewed at the shelter during regular staffing hours. Adoptable animals are also posted on social media.

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1. How can I adopt a dog or cat?
2. Where is the animal shelter and what are its hours?
3. What are the requirements for keeping dogs or cats in the city limits?
4. How many dogs or cats can I have at my residence?
5. Do I need to license my dog or cat with the city?
6. Does the City accept 3-year rabies vaccinations?
7. What do I need to do if I need to rehome my pet?
8. What happens if my dog or cat is impounded?
9. What do I do if I lost my pet?
10. Can citizens bring a stray dog or cat to the animal welfare facility?
11. What is a nuisance animal?
12. What if an animal appears to be uncared for, abandoned or abused?
13. Do Animal Welfare staff investigate other animal complaints?