During the pandemic, Brother Wolf moved to an appointment-only basis. We immediately noticed the benefits to our animals’ stress levels due to having less foot traffic in the building. As we looked at our options for adoptions in 2021, we wanted to keep that quieter, less stressful atmosphere for our animals, while also opening up our lobby to visitors.
Our current hybrid open policies are as follows:
- Lobby open during business hours (Tuesday to Saturday from 11am-6pm)
- Cat adoptions available on an in-person, first-come first-served basis
- Dog adoptions available on an appointment basis with walk-ins accommodated as available (please additional see notes below)
- We currently ask that you wear a mask if you have not had the Covid-19 Vaccine
To Adopt a Dog:
- Interested dog adopters are encouraged to complete a dog adoption application prior to visiting in person to make the process as smooth as possible.
- Dog adoptions currently operate on an appointment basis. Once you submit your online application, our team will reach out to you to schedule a dog adoption appointment.
- Walk-ins for dog adoptions are accommodated as available during open hours.
- During your dog adoption appointment, an adoption counselor will spend time talking with you about the kind of dog you’re looking for and will introduce you to dogs at our Adoption Center.
To Adopt a Cat:
- Interested cat adopters are encouraged to complete a cat adoption application prior to visiting in person to make the process as smooth as possible, though applications can also be completed in person at our Adoption Center.
- Visitors can meet available cats in our lobby area during open hours. Please note that lobby capacity is capped at a max of 6 visitors at this time.
- During your visit, an adoption counselor will spend time talking with you about the kind of cat you’re looking for and will introduce you to cats at our Adoption Center.
Submitting an online application for an animal only expresses interest, it does not put a hold on that animal or guarantee that you can adopt them.
You must have an adoption application on file to meet any animal who is residing in one of our loving foster homes.
Individuals interested in adopting a puppy are strongly encouraged to download and read this FREE eBook. Even if you’ve raised puppies in the past, this is a valuable resource to help you make your addition successful for all!
Most of our animals are ready to go home with you the same day you meet them.
Adoption fees are refundable within two weeks from the date of adoption if the animal is returned.
Adopters are required to be at least 18 years of age.
Adoptions end at the Adoption Center’s scheduled closing time – 6pm Tuesday to Saturday.
All animals receive a great deal of care during their stay at Brother Wolf. Adoption fees help cover a small portion of the costs associated with the basic care we provide and any additional medical or behavioral support.
Pets adopted from us (except for some small animals and reptiles) are spayed/neutered, tested for diseases, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and treated for parasites. Cats & Kittens are always two for the price of one!
$300 – Puppies (6 months & under)
$300 – Adult Dogs (under 25 pounds)
$100 – Adult Dogs (over 6 months & over 25 pounds)
$75 – Kittens (6 months & under)
$40 – Adult Cats (over 6 months)
Fee Waived – Cats and Dogs over 8 years
$50 – Rabbits, Ferrets, Chinchillas, Hedgehogs
$10 – Gerbils, Hamsters, Rats, and Guinea Pigs
Canine Behavioral Adoptability Guidelines
At Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, we have a responsibility to make safe adoption placement decisions for the people and animals we share our community with. All of the dogs we care for are evaluated as individuals. We gather information about each dog from multiple sources (staff, foster placements, previous guardians, volunteers, etc.). While we evaluate each animal on a case-by-case basis, in general, Brother Wolf will not adopt out dogs who:
- Have a damaging bite history towards children or adults.
- Do not show warning signs before they attempt to bite.
- Have severely injured or killed another dog.
- Cannot be safely handled due to aggressive behaviors.
- Show offensive aggression towards humans (actively decreasing the distance between themselves and the person they are aggressing towards).
- Stalk children in a predatory manner.
- Show uninterruptible aggression towards other dogs.
- Show poor bite inhibition (degree to which dog moderates tooth contact in the case of a bite).
Bites that are determined to be fluke bites are not considered aggression. Fluke bites are bites by a dog that occur during uncommon circumstances that are not likely to be repeated (e.g. while in acute physical pain, while with puppies during lactation, while under sedation, etc.).