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Page last updated on June 14, 2023 at 12:35 pm

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 12-4 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 & Cats under five years: $75.00
  • Dogs & Cats five years and older: $55.00
  • All Rabbits: $45.00
  • 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 half price - $27.50!
  • Working/Barn Cat adoptions - No Fee!
  • In light of the difficulty getting veterinary appointments in a timely manner, we have worked to rabies vaccinate much of the animals in our care.  Since this is not a part of our adoption fee, there is an addition $15 charge for this expense.

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

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


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 any veterinarian 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