CDHA tries to choose the best applicant for each dog based on what we think would be a good match. We then take a deposit of $200, which holds the dog while we schedule a home visit and do a vet reference check.
Many times people attending our clinics are disappointed because they’ve missed out on an animal they may have been interested in adopting. We, therefore, encourage everyone to get to the clinics early–by 10 am if possible.
Please bring the application to one of our adoption clinics.
NOTE: When filling out the application, at the top of the form please put the name or type of dog you are applying to adopt. If you are mailing the application the week prior to one of our clinics, please do so early in the week so we get the paperwork prior to the clinic.
Applications can be mailed to:
89 West St
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Otherwise, just bring the completed application with you. We will carefully review your paperwork and will want to do a vet reference check to see if your veterinarian would recommend you as an adopter. CDHA also does home visits as part of our adoption process. Before we consider you as an adopter, we require that all the immediate members of the household be present: husband, wife, children living at home. CDHA tries to match animals with people. If more than one person is interested in a particular pet CDHA will make a determination based on which home we think would be best for that animal. We take adoptions very seriously. We’re seeking quality homes for dogs with individual needs.