Adoptions by Appointment

Adoptions by Appointment

In order to ensure the health and well-being of our caregivers and the community while still providing these animals an opportunity to find a loving home, we have closed our Adoption Center to the public and have moved to an Adoption By Appointment process.

How Does It Work?

We will continue to post available animals on our website and social media.  If you see an animal that you’re interested in, please call for an Adoption Appointment.  You may also make an appointment if your family is interested in adopting a cat or dog and sees more than one on our website that you’d like to come in and meet.

Call 651-982-0240 during our business hours to set up your appointment.

  • Each appointment will be one-hour long; this will allow for time to meet with the animal(s) to see if they are a good fit and process the actual adoption should you choose to adopt
  • Appointments are for one family or household, only 6 or fewer people will be allowed into our adoption areas for your appointment
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled and you’ll need to reschedule

Business Hours (adoption appointments will be scheduled during these times; these are also the times that our main phone line is answered):

Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday through Friday – Noon to 5 pm

Saturday/Sunday – Noon to 4 pm

What To Bring To Your Adoption Appointment

  • If you rent your home, please bring verification that you are allowed to have a pet (copy of lease, permission letter from landlord, phone number to contact landlord during adoption)
  • If you are interested in adopting a dog or puppy, please bring the dog(s) that they would be living with; we will do meet-and-greets during your appointment to help ensure a good fit

COVID-19 Reminder

Please do not visit Northwoods if you are ill or may have been exposed to COVID-19.  While visiting Northwoods, please adhere to the CDC guidelines for limiting exposure and transmission or COVID-19.

  • Wash Your Hands – frequently, with soap, for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover Your Mouth When Coughing Or Sneezing – use the inside of your elbow, arm or a tissue
  • Stay Home If You’re Sick – if you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.), please stay home
  • Keep Your Distance – maintain a distance of 6 feet or more from others whenever possible