Adoption Info

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter(RABAS) strives to find the absolute best fit for the animals under our care, completing background checks, and ensuring the environment where the animal will be living will offer the best outcome for the animal.

While RABAS readily accepts animal surrenders when the animal cannot be cared for accordingly and the appropriate surrender requirements have been met, it is the policy of RABAS to reject an adoption application for any individual, regardless of their affiliation to the shelter, that has surrendered a cat or a dog for a minimum of 24 months from the date of the surrender.

Either the RABAS Board of Directors or the Shelter Manager may consider approving an adoption application in less than the 24 month period for extenuating circumstances only.

Additional donations

For many animals, the cost of their care exceeds their adoption fee so we would be happy to accept any additional donation you are able to make which supports the care of all animals in need.

Dog adoption fees

  • Under six months - $300.00

  • Six months to one year - $250.00

  • Over one year - $200.00

The fee includes:

  • spay/neuter surgery

  • rabies vaccination if age-appropriate

  • heartworm testing if appropriate

  • deworming

  • flea/tick medicine

  • Bordetella and distemper/parvovirus vaccinations

  • a microchip is also included.

Cat Adoption Fees:

  • Adult cat over one year is $100

  • Kitten under one year is $125

The fee includes:

  • Spay/neuter

  • distemper vaccination

  • deworming

  • FeLV testing

  • rabies vaccination if age-appropriate.

  • If the new owner requests, a microchip is included. (An extra fee may be applied.)

Our organization has done its best to evaluate the health and disposition of the pet(s) you are adopting. However, RABAS can only assure you that the pet(s) you are adopting appeared healthy and was/were suitable for adoption at the time of the adoption. It is possible that he or she has been exposed to diseases that may not show symptoms for several weeks, including diseases that could be transmittable to humans.