UPDATE: December 2020: We are excited to announce that Northeast Animal Shelter has opened our pre-adoption forms once again! We will be resuming adoptions by appointment only, and our schedule will be made available online so that you can self-schedule your appointment!




If you are interested in adopting a pet from NEAS, be sure to follow these steps:

  1.  Schedule your appointment using our online portal below.
  2.  Appointments are available 7 days in advance on weekdays at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm and 6:30pm, and on weekends at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:30pm. For example, at 11:30am on Friday, January 1st the 11:30am appointments for Friday, January 8th will become available. If you don’t see an available appointment slot (which is often the case), please be patient and continue to check the link as often as possible for new appointment openings and last minute cancellations.
  3.  Once you have booked your appointment, you will receive a link via email to fill out a pre-adoption form, which must be completed prior to your appointment. If you have already submitted a pre-adoption form, no need to do so again.


A $25 deposit is required to book an appointment, which will be applied towards the adoption fee. We request that you only book one appointment at a time. Those who book more than one appointment will forfeit additional deposits.




If you do not find a match at your scheduled appointment, a staff member will reschedule another appointment for you and your deposit will be transferred. 


Schedule Dog Adoption Appointment

Schedule Cat Adoption Appointment



Please remember, only those with an appointment will be permitted inside the building.  If you have any questions, please email adoptions@neas.org. 

We are so touched by the outpouring of interest we have received from people wanting to adopt and foster homeless pets, and we greatly appreciate your patience as we continue to work to streamline our adoptions process!



What are the adoption requirements?

Northeast Animal Shelter is deeply inspired by the human-animal bond, and all of the benefits and happiness a furry family member provides. We aim to work with all potential adopters to find the right companion to complete their household. Our adoption process is meant to be an open dialog—free of judgment—to understand and appropriately match each adopter’s lifestyle with a pet’s personality and needs.

Choosing a new family member is an exciting decision, and our staff is honored to be apart of this monumental event. We hope to remain a part of each animal’s life — and their human family’s too — as a resource post adoption. The staff at NEAS is happy to answer any questions, concerns, or offer guidance and suggestions at any stage of an adopted pet’s life.


In order to adopt your new family member, we require the following:

  • Please bring a tax bill or mortgage statement as proof of home ownership OR a lease stating that you are allowed to have a pet. Please provide your landlord's phone number so that we can speak with him or her.

  • Bring an ID with current address.

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.


**While we do not always require you to bring your resident dog for a meet and greet with a potential dog adoptee, it is recommended (and sometimes required) and will be discussed at the time of your appointment.

What is the adoption fee?


  • Kittens & Young Cats (under 1 year) $375
  • Adult Cats (1 to under 12 yrs) $200
  • Mature Cats (12 yrs and older) $100
  • Mature Cats (12 yrs and older) $50 with Seniors for Seniors Discount
  • Puppies & Young Dogs (under 2 years) $550
  • Adult Dogs (2 to under 10 yrs) $475
  • Mature Dogs (10 yrs and older) $350
  • Mature Dogs (10 yrs and older) $150 with Seniors for Seniors Discount

Adoption fees may be paid with cash (sorry, no checks), MasterCard, VISA, Discover., or American Express. While the above fees apply to most adoptions, the Shelter may require more or less than the fees listed above. For example, we have a higher adoption fee for a purebred dog to help offset the extra expenses of other animals who need medical care. Also, a bonded pair may have a reduced fee.

The Shelter's staff is trained to help families choose the right pet for their personalities and lifestyles. 

What is included with the adoption fee?

The feline adoption fee includes:

  • Up to date, age appropriate, vaccines including Distemper Combo and Rabies
  • Preventive deworming
  • Felv/FIV test or FELV test
  • In house veterinary exam with health certificate
  • Follow up exam fee waived within 7-30 days at a participating veterinarian
  • Microchipped
  • 30 day free trial Trupanion Pet Insurance

The canine adoption fee includes:

  • Up to date, age appropriate, vaccines including Distemper Combo and Rabies
  • Preventive deworming
  • Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasmosis test if over 6 months old
  • In house veterinary exam with health certificate
  • Follow up exam fee waived within 7-30 days at at a participating veterinarian
  • Microchipped
  • Canines over 4 months will also go home with a collar
  • Behavior evaluation results for all canines over 6 months
  • 30 day free trial Trupanion Pet Insurance

*** All pets are altered prior to adoption

What is an Unfurgettable Friend?

Our Unfurgettable Friends Program highlights pets with specific needs that might cause them to get overlooked by potential adopters. Whether it's a pet who is older, has medical or behavior concerns, or a bonded pair looking for a home for two, this program allows us to make sure that we help our Unfurgettable Friends find permanent homes as quickly as possible. 


Unfurgettable Friends are designated as such on their pet pages under Meet Our Dogs and Meet Our Cats. If you are interested in adopting an Unfurgettable Friend, please email unfurgettable@neas.org for more information.