General Information:

The Buddy Foundation is dedicated to providing immediate safety and care for stray, abused and abandoned animals. Once we are assured that they are medically sound, we adopt them to pre-screened permanent loving homes.


  • Verify adoptions days and hours
  • Bring family and household members
  • Cat adoptions – bring carrier
  • Dog adoptions-bring other family canines, along with proof of rabies/distemper
  • If you rent a house, apartment or condo bring a copy of the lease/rider which indicates that pets are allowed 


  • Fill out Adoption Questionnaire
  • Meet with Adoption Counselor
  • View/select pet(s)
  • Accept and sign contract
  • Pay applicable fees

Where To See Our Animals:

  • Shelter
  • Website
  • PetFinder
  • Facebook
  • Community Adoption Events
  • Sunday Daily Herald (Neighborhood Section ->Buddy Beat)

Fees: (non-refundable)

  • Cats $125*
  • Senior Cats (over 7 years old) $75*
  • Kittens (1 year old and under) $150*
  • Dogs (over 2 years old) $265*
  • Puppies (Under 1 to 2 years old) $300*
  • Puppies (Under 1 year) $325*

*Members receive a 10% discount on all adoption fees
*There will be an additional $20 (approximate) transfer charge if the dog/cat has a microchip other than 24-hour Petwatch
*Rabies Tag Included (for Puppies, over 6 months)

Adoption fees include the following:

  • Medical check-up
  • De-worming
  • Feline Leukemia & FIV test (FeLv/FIV combination for cats)
  • Heartworm check/treatments
  • Distemper shots as needed (FVRCP for cats)
  • Rabies (for dogs over 6 months old)
  • Flea treatments
  • Spay/Neuter certificate , if unaltered
  • Microchip ID
  • Training/advice

How To Select Your Pet:

Many resources are available to help you select a pet to fit your needs, personality and lifestyle:

  • Local libraries
  • Informational websites
  • Buddy adoption counselors

Adopter’s Responsibilities:

  • Make an appointment with your veterinarian for post-adoption checkup and for additional shots/worming care, as required
  • Spay/Neuter pet within the time period specified in the certificate
  • Abide by our adoption contract
  • Give continuing care, love, comfort throughout the animal’s lifetime
see our cats and kittens
See our cats and kittens
see our dogs and puppies
See our dogs and puppies


Note: Adopting a pet is a responsibility that requires loving care for the lifetime of the animal. In rare occasions where you simply must give up your pet, the animal must be returned to The Buddy Foundation so that we can insure its welfare.