When you relinquish your pet to Larimer Humane Society, your animal will be immediately vaccinated upon intake. Soon after, your pet will be evaluated for potential placement in our adoptions program. (Please note: We cannot guarantee that your pet will be placed up for adoption or adopted from our facility. Other options we may consider for your pet include transfer to another shelter, placement with a breed-specific rescue group or humane euthanasia.)
When a cat or dog is ready to be evaluated for potential placement through our adoption program, your pet will meet with our Evaluation and Enrichment coordinators and undergo a behavioral examination. Cats receive the ASPCA’s Feline-ality™ assessment and dogs undergo the SAFER™ (Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming) behavior screening developed by the ASPCA to identify any potential aggression issues. If no aggression issues are present, our shelter team will work the veterinary staff to ensure all potentially adoptable dogs and cats are given a through health evaluation, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Once the dogs are cleared for health, Larimer Humane Society’s Evaluation and Enrichment coordinators and volunteers once again take the helm to complete the Canine-ality® Meet Your Match™ personality assessment. If space is available and your pet clears both the behavioral and health evaluations, he or she will be placed up for adoption.