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Your Adoption Experience

We understand that finding the perfect dog or cat to join your family is an exciting and personal journey. Our commitment to the safety, wellbeing, and happiness of our animals and adopters has led us to embrace an appointment model that ensures a personal, focused, and rewarding adoption experience. In the past two years, we’ve proudly served over 2000 cats and dogs, bringing joy and companionship to countless families.

Thank you for your support and patience. Together, we’ll create countless more #BaypathHappyTails

Our Available Pets

Ready to Adopt? What are the next steps?

  • Questionnaire

    It all starts with you! Start by filling out our adoption questionnaire under a dog or cat of interest. Please note, you may indicate within the form if you are only interested in a specific animal, or general dog or cat interest.

    This form helps us understand your lifestyle, preferences, and what you’re looking for in a furry friend. Your answers guide us in making the best possible match

  • Matchmaking Discussion

    Once we receive your questionnaire, we’ll reach out to schedule a matchmaking discussion. This is where the magic happens! Our team of dedicated adoption counselors will talk with you about your preferences, lifestyle, and what you’re looking for in a companion. We’ll work together to identify potential matches for your family.

  • Meet

    After our matchmaking discussion, we’ll set up an appointment for you to visit our shelter. Here, you’ll meet the animals we’ve identified as potential fits for your family. This appointment ensures a focused, one-on-one interaction with the animals, allowing you to get to know them on a personal level.

    Once a successful meet takes place, and a match is made, you may hold your adoption for 24 hours by providing a non-refundable deposit of $100.00. This allows you some time to prepare your home for your new companion. We believe that it’s in the best interest of the animal to transition to a loving home as soon as possible.

  • Adoption

    When you’ve found the one who makes your heart sing, it’s time to make it official! Our team will guide you through the adoption process, ensuring all the necessary paperwork is completed. Then, you and your new furry friend can head home to start your journey together.

What Your Dog Adoption Includes


  • Spay or Neuter Surgery
  • Core Vaccines (DA2PPv/DA2PPVL4, Bordetella, & Rabies)
  • Heartworm Test
  • Microchip
  • Dewormer
  • Flea & Tick Prevention
  • Heartworm Prevention

Supplies & Resources 

  • Baypath provides adopters with various supplies and resources to set your the family up for success: Learn more 

Dog Adoption Fees

  • Puppy (6 months and younger): $600
  • Adolescent (7 months to 1 year): $525
  • Adult (Over 1 year to 8 years): $500
  • Senior (Over 8 years): $400

What Your Cat Adoption Includes


  • Spay or Neuter Surgery
  • Core Vaccines (FVRCP series & Rabies)
  • FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) /FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) Combo Testing
  • Microchip
  • Dewormer and Flea Treatment/ Prevention

Supplies & Resources 

  • Baypath provides adopters with various supplies and resources to set your the family up for success

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Kitten (6 months and younger): $400 single, $700 pair of kittens
  • Adolescent (7 months to 1 year): $300
  • Adult (Over 1 year to 10 years): $250
  • Senior (Over 10 years): $200

Adoption is a long-term commitment, typically spanning over ten years. If you have any doubts, it’s important to take the time to carefully consider your decision and discuss it with family members.

Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions – we’re always here to help!

Resources & Support

We’re not just here for the adoption; we’re here for you and your new pet every step of the way. We provide tips, handouts, books, and more to help you and your pet navigate topics for every life stage.

Check out our Resource Pages for everything from pre-adoption preparation, including pre-adoption preparation, advice on the adjustment period, and guidance on every stage of life.

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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Professional Recommendations

Our commitment to the well-being of your pets, goes far beyond adoption. Please reach out to us ANYTIME for recommendations when looking for a vet, trainer, or other pet-related services!

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