Virtual ADoptions


March 30th, 2020


Beginning Monday, March the 30th we will be offering Virtual Adoptions!

Here are the easy steps of how our Virtual Adoptions will take place:

Step 1- Adoptions begin with previewing video and photos of the pet that you are interested in. You can find our current pets on our Facebook page!

Step 2- Download our adoption application that is listed at the bottom of this page. Please email the completed application back to   If you have any difficulties or questions you can call us at 615-597-3647. 

Step 3- Once you application is received, a member of our staff will contact you by phone to setup an appointment for you to come and meet the pet of your choice.

**Please note that these are very important. If you do not comply, you will be asked to leave.**


If you have had a fever, cough, sore throat, or other illness in the past 14 days, we ask that you stay at home. There are many people in our community that rely on us doing our part to lessen the spread of common illnesses. 

We are only allowing serious adopters who have approved applications at this time.

All appointments will take place outside. We will have a tent setup in the parking lot. Please stay in your vehicle until a staff member assists you. The pet you are meeting will be escorted out with a clean leash. You are able to walk the pet and socialize in the outside kennel areas. If you wish to proceed with the adoption, we ask that you pay with a card only! Pet records will be placed in a packet for your convenience. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes so that we can serve others as well. 

For pets that are not already spayed and neutered, we will set up the surgery appointment and pickup as normal.

We are excited to offer this service so that our shelter residents have a chance at a forever home while keeping the public safe!

 IMPORTANTThe DeKalb Animal Shelter reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone. No animal will be adopted to prospective owners who mislead or fail to provide accurate information on the application. 

Adoption Fees

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