Adoption Process

Alchemy Acres provides an environmental adoption service to help adopters find the best pet to fit in their home. The sanctuary does require potential adopters to complete an adoption form to aid in the adoption process (see bottom of page for forms).

When seeking to adopt a pet from Alchemy Acres many people ask to walk through our kennel buildings. Unfortunately for the public, Alchemy is unable to provide this service. Many of the canine residents at Alchemy are permanent residents for various reasons, mainly behavioral. Our insurance company, board of trustees and veterinarians all feel that it is in everyone’s best interest not to host walk-throughs. This not only minimizes liabilities to the Sanctuary but stress to the animals and ensures safety to both the public and our resident animals. Walking though a dog kennel can also become stressful on the potential adopters because they are looking at not a few well over 50 faces who need a home. The “walk through method” also denies the adoptive family the opportunity to see the individual dog and spend one-on-one quality time with him or her. Instead they often see a bouncy dog who is far too excited to meet a new person, this more often than not deters potential adopters. Some people may find it hard to believe but our feline residents also become very excited to meet new people.

Alchemy Acres provides a neutral environment where families may spend quality time with individual animals of their interest. We highly encourage adopters to take their time as adopting a new family member is no light decision. If you have any other questions about Alchemy’s adoption process please feel free to contact us. Email us at alchemyacres@aol.com or call us with questions or to set up an appointment at (330)332-4897.

Dog Application (PDF)
 
Dog Application (WORD)
 
Cat Application (PDF)
 
Cat Application (WORD)
 
Bird Application (Word)
 
Small Mammal Application (Word)
DOGS
All Alchemy dogs are up to date on vaccines and have been spayed/neutered if they are above 6 months of age.  They are tested for heartworm and put on heartworm preventative as well as flea prevention, they have been dewormed and are given routine stool checks. All Alchemy animals are also microchipped, we do the microchip registration in the new owners name the day of adoption. Any other medical needs are met and the new owner is given the complete medical history on the day of adoption. Adult dog adoption fee is $225.
 
CATS
All cats available for adoption are tested for feline leukemia, feline aids, and heartworm. All cats are spayed and neutered at the appropriate age and up to date on vaccines, flea prevention, and deworming. All Alchemy animals are also microchipped; we do the microchip registration in the new owners name the day of adoption. Any other medical needs are met and the new owner is given the complete medical history on the day of adoption. The adoption fee is $125.
 
BIRDS
All of our birds have been quarantined after intake, checked for parasites and evaluated by a veterinarian. Social species and will die without the companionship of their own kind so some of our species may only be adopted in pairs or groups. New owners must provide proof of adequate housing for the birds, be willing to fill out an adoption form and be prepared with a travel cage/container. Adoption fees are dependent on species of bird(s).
         
PUPPIES
All Alchemy puppies are given their initial shots. They are tested for heartworm and put on heartworm preventative as well as flea prevention, they have been dewormed and are given routine stool checks. All Alchemy animals are also microchipped; we do the microchip registration in the new owners name the day of adoption. Any other medical needs are met and the new owner is given the complete medical history on the day of adoption. Puppies have an adoption fee of $195 which includes all of the necessary medical work as well as the microchip and registration. Once the puppy is of the appropriate age to be spayed or neutered, the new owner will have this done by their vet, and be able to send us the certificate of the procedure. Then the owner will receive $15 from the adoption fee as a spay/neuter refund, or a tax deductible donation receipt. Alchemy is also hosting a new program to help families with low cost spays and neuters for our adopted puppies. Instead of paying the adolescent adoption fee, the adopter would pay the adult fee and bring the pet back to Alchemy for spay/neuter at our vet with no extra cost other than difference in adoption fees. 
 
KITTENS
All cats available for adoption are tested for feline leukemia, feline aids, and heartworm. All kittens are up to date on vaccines, flea prevention, and deworming. All Alchemy animals are also microchipped; we do the microchip registration in the new owners name the day of adoption. Any other medical needs are met and the new owner is given the complete medical history on the day of adoption. Kittens have an adoption fee of $95 which includes all of the necessary medical work as well as the microchip and registration. Once the kitten is of the appropriate age to be spayed or neutered, the new owner will have this done by their vet, and be able to send us the certificate of the procedure. Then the owner will receive $15 from the adoption fee as a spay/neuter refund, or a tax deductible donation receipt. Alchemy is also hosting a new program to help families with low cost spays and neuters for our adopted kittens. Instead of paying the adolescent adoption fee, the adopter would pay the adult fee and bring the pet back to Alchemy for spay/neuter at our vet with no extra cost other than difference in adoption fees. 
 
RABBITS
All of our rabbits are litter trained by our caretakers if they have not already been trained; they have been evaluated by a veterinarian including stool checks, spayed/neutered, and defleaed. Adoption fee is $80. Occasionally, we do adopt unneutered rabbits due to health risks or other pertinent reasons. The adoption fee for unneutered rabbits is $35.