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Okay, so you're ready to adopt? How exciting! What now?

Thank you for considering Baypath for adoption. We realize this can be an exciting time, but also a stressful one. Below, we outline our process in hopes of giving you a bit more perspective.

Our top priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our animals and potential adopters. The Baypath team is committed to collecting thorough behavior and medical histories on all of our animals. We also conduct our own evaluations and observations to gather as much information as possible. This allows us to suggest the most appropriate situation for each animal, ensuring their quality of life and safety.


Please note:

We are currently utilizing an appointment model to facilitate adoptions. Here is a brief overview of how it works:

  • Those interested in a specific animal can fill out the questionnaire within that animal’s profile
  • Once received, our team will reach out to you for a matchmaking call, to identify potential fit(s) and set an appointment to meet potential matches
    potential fit(s)

Over the past two years, we have successfully placed over 2000 cats and dogs with loving families, thanks to our unique appointment model. This approach provides a tailored adoption experience that benefits both the animals and adopters. If you’re looking for your next furry friend, we’d be thrilled to help you find the purr-fect match!


Requirements for Adoption

To save you time and ensure your expectations are met, we recommend reviewing our adoption requirements before proceeding with the adoption questionnaire.

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Verify that you are allowed to have a pet of the breed and size where you currently live
  • Verify that everyone in your household is on board
  • Verify that the animals in your household are up to date on vaccines
  • Ensure you have the time and resources to provide your new pet with proper care, medical attention and training.

When adopting a dog, be sure to bring other dogs in the household for a meet and greet.

Getting Started



If you think there is a cat or dog that fits your lifestyle, please fill out our online questionnaire contained on the pet’s bio page to help us better get to know you. You can also indicate in your questionnaire that you are interested in multiple cats or dogs – it doesn’t just have to be for a particular animal.

Please note:  Questionnaire approval is not first-come, first-served; we decide on adopters based on their lifestyle and needs and each animal’s best interest.

Learn more about our currently available dogs & puppies
Adoptable Dogs
Learn more about our currently available cats & kittens
Adoptable Cats

Need Help Navigating the Cat and Dog Adoption Process?

We’re here to help! Whether you have questions about a specific pet, the adoption process, or general cat and dog behavior and wellness inquiries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]. We understand that adopting a pet can be a little overwhelming, but we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Email Inquiries: Our team will reach out within 24-48 hours to address any questions you may have. We are happy to share information about cats or dogs that may pique your interest and guide you towards finding a pet that suits your lifestyle.



After receiving the questionnaire, we will review and reach out with clarifying questions as needed.

To limit delays:

  • Grant permission to your vet to release your pet’s records or email a copy to [email protected].
  • Renters should provide a copy of their lease, specifying any size or breed limitations.

Please note: One of our staff members will be in touch within 24-48 hours with next steps once you submit a questionnaire.



Upon approval of your questionnaire  you will be notified of potential matches and asked to coordinate a meeting time. If the animal is currently in foster care, we will coordinate a meeting time at the shelter that works for both parties.

If your questionnaire is approved, however, we are unable to find a suitable match at that time, rest assured that we will continue to work with you until we find a match!



To provide our adopters with undivided attention and answer any questions they may have, meet and greets are conducted by appointment only. This allows us to focus on our adopters and promote a stress free experience for the dogs, cats, and families.

Appointments are scheduled during or after the matchmaking call, depending on availability, application status, and potential matches identified.



Once a match is made, and successful meet takes place, we will accept a $100.00 non-refundable deposit to allow time to prepare your home for your new dog or cat. This holds your adoption for 24 hours as it is always in the best interest of the animal to be in a home sooner than later.

Please know that we want to be a resource to you during and after this exciting process. We have tips, handouts, books and more to help you and your new pet with a smooth adjustment period. We can also provide you with a list of supplies you’ll need, as well as preferred vets, trainers, etc.

Adoption is a commitment that is likely to extend more than 10 years. If you have any reservations, please take your time. Think your decision over carefully and discuss it with all family members. If you have any questions, please ask us. We’re here to help!

Introducing the 3-3-3- Rule

When adopting a new family member, it is helpful to understand the time that will be required for them to decompress and adjust to their new home.

We urge everyone to look over this easy-to-follow guideline about what to expect when you bring home your new family member.

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What Your Dog Adoption Includes

  • Spay or Neuter Surgery
  • Core Vaccines (FVRCP series & Rabies)
  • Heartworm Test
  • Microchip
  • Dewormer
  • Flea & Tick Prevention
  • Heartworm Prevention

Dog Adoption Fees

  • Puppy (6 months and younger): $600
  • Adolescent (7-11 months): $525
  • Adult (1-7 years): $500
  • Senior (Over 7 years): $400

What Your Cat Adoption Includes

  • Spay or Neuter Surgery
  • Core Vaccines (FVRCP series & Rabies)
  • Feline Leukemia/FIV Test
  • Microchip
  • Dewormer
  • Flea Prevention

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Kitten (6 months and younger): $375 single, $650 pair of kittens
  • Adolescent (7-11 months): $300
  • Adult (1-7 years): $250
  • Senior (Over 7 years): $200

See our process in action


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