Our adoption process is quite simple.  You must be at least 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license.  Once you have picked an animal that is available for adoption, bring the kennel card to one of the staff members. The staff member will enter your information into the computer. We also require a phone number and the name and phone number of an emergency contact person for your new pet’s microchip.

Adoption Application (PDF version)

Adoption Application (Word .docx version)


Adoption fee includes our veterinarian performing a physical wellness check, spay/neuter, vaccinate, rabies shot, microchip, tattoo, flea/tick treatment, and nail trim. All adoption services are completed before the animal goes to it’s forever home.

  • $110.00 fee for the adoption of either dog or cat
  • $100.00 fee for the adoption of a second animal at same time
  • $5 registration tag for City of Oak Ridge residents

After the animal has been adopted, the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter require the family take their new pet to a veterinarian within five business days. The shelter should be notified after the veterinarian has completed a thorough physical exam.