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Our goal is to facilitate the best match for you and your new canine or feline best friend. During the adoption counseling process we will ask questions about your previous animal experience, your lifestyle, and your expectations for a new pet, in order to try to help you find the animal of your dreams.



If you find an animal that you are interested in adopting, and are able, simply stop by the shelter during our Adoption Center hours to choose from available pets.  Our wonderful staff and volunteers will assist you in the process!  Plan on at least one hour for the full adoption process in order to give enough time for a visit, discussion with an adoption counselor, and adoption paperwork.

The Animal Shelter is open for visitations Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12-5 and Saturday, Sunday from 12-3.  We continue to manage the numbers of individuals in our kennels on these days, so if it is busy there may be a wait. 

During your visit to the shelter, you will be able to view all available animals and visit/adopt animals that do not already have applications. Applications are processed in order that they are received by our adoption staff. 

If you are unable to visit or require a discussion with a staff member prior to adopting, consider filling out one of the adoption forms below.

Cat Adoption Form

Dog Adoption Form

Rabbits and Other Pets Adoption Form

Working Cat Adoption Form

Adoption Fees

We at Bloomington Animal Care and Control are committed to providing the public with healthy, family-friendly animals at a reasonable cost. We are also committed to finding loving, caring, lifelong homes for one hundred percent of our adoptable feline and canine companion animals. 

  • Dogs: $100
  • Cats: $90
  • Rabbits: $60
  • Ferrets: $60
  • Livestock: $20
  • Barnyard Fowl: $2
  • Parakeets and Finches: $10
  • Lovebirds and Cockatiels: $20
  • Sugar Gliders and Chinchillas: $20
  • Guinea Pigs: $5
  • Mice, Rats, Hamsters and Gerbils: $2


Special Program Fees:

  • Senior dogs and cats 10 years and up- No Fee!
  • Senior to Senior Adoption Program: Senior citizens 60 years of age or older can adopt a senior animal 5 years of age or older for a $40 adoption fee.
  • Cats enrolled in our Cattitude Program- No Fee!
  • Working/Barn Cat adoptions - No Fee!
  • Dogs enrolled in our Sit, Stay, Adopt Program- No Fee!
  • Bully breed type mixes and dogs over 75 lbs- Reduced fee to $50 after 2 weeks with available status


**The above listing of standard adoption fees are set to recoup a very small percentage of our expense.  Additional donations are welcome!


These fees include the following services:

  • The first round of age appropriate vaccinations, including de-worming
  • Feline Leukemia/FIV testing for cats
  • Heartworm testing for dogs
  • A free office visit with most veterinarians in Monroe County
  • Microchip identification for both dogs and cats
  • Spay/Neuter surgery for all cats, dogs and rabbits
  • A temporary cat carrier or slip leash for dogs


*We accept Cash, Check, ApplePay, Debit and Credit Cards (Visa and MasterCard).*