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Below  is what to expect when adopting your first pet from Sunny Sky's Animal Rescue & Hospital. We are here for you for the life of your adopted pet. We want you to have a successful transition from shelter to home.


Our adoption process is designed to ensure the pet you wish to adopt will fit in well with your family. We realize it may appear lengthy; it is our goal to be thorough to make sure adopters are knowledgeable, capable, and willing to accept the moral, physical, and financial responsibilities of owning a pet. The minimum age to adopt a pet is 21.

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Click Here for Dog Application

We do not accept e-mailed applications, however you can fax them to us at (253)864-9713


  1. MEET THE PET YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING - Come to our shelter during adoption hours to meet our animals. Once you and your family have met the dog or cat you are interested in adopting, you may submit an application while at the shelter.
  2.  PROVIDE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION- Provide the following for us to make a copy: Identification-Driver's license or state ID card, Proof of residency such as a utility bill AND Homeowners: Recent mortgage statement or Renters: Lease agreement or pet addendum with property address
  3. REVIEW PROCESS - The review process takes 3-5 business days. Sometimes we try to contact you via e-mail, so please check your e-mail as well as your voicemail. If you have not been contacted in 3 business days, call us at 253-845-8866 or send an e-mail to
  4. IF APPROVED, PAY ADOPTION FEE - The adoption fees are as follows: Adult Dogs (7 months and older) have an adoption fee of $239. The dog adoption fee includes the spay or neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccines (distemper and rabies), microchip, and preventative flea treatment. Puppies (6 months and younger) have an adoption fee of $360 and includes the spay or neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccines (distemper and rabies), microchip, deworming and preventative flea treatment.
  5. Puppies (up to 7 months) $360 
  6. Adult Cats and Kittens $109 
  7. We accept cash and credit cards as method of payment. We do not accept personal checks.
  8. ***For any animal sent home not spayed or neutered, there is a $50 refundable deposit to be returned at your scheduled date of surgery. The spay/neuter is included in your adoption fee.***        SCHEDULE A DATE AND TIME TO BRING YOUR PET HOME -  Animals usually go home within a few days after the application is approved (Tuesday-Friday). Some animals may go home on the day the application is approved if they are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, micro-chipped, and approved to leave by Sunny Sky's. If the adult animal you adopted has not yet been spayed or neutered, the surgery will be scheduled and completed before the pet can go home. Surgeries will be schedule as soon as possible. 
  9. WHAT ADOPTION FEES COVER- The dog adoption fee includes the spay or neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccines (distemper and rabies), microchip, and preventative flea treatment. The cat adoption fee covers spay/neuter, Microchip, pyrantel deworming, Frontline flea treatment, testing for feline leukemia/FIV, and routine vaccinations.
  10. THESE ARE RESCUE DOGS AND CATS, and we do not have any further information regarding behavior, training or past experiences. 
  11. HEALTH OF YOUR PET- We highly reccomend visiting a veterinarian of your choosing soon after your adoption. If something arises within 10 days of your adoption date, we will be happy to help and assist in any way we can. We are here to help you have a successful transition with your rescue pet. We send you home with 30 days of free pet insurance as well.