Adoption Application & Adoption Contract

1. What You Need in Order to Adopt

Thank you for considering adopting a companion animal from The UDT Adoption Center. Now that you feel you are ready to adopt, we want to find the right match for you. You are about to make an important commitment that should not be rushed into. Your new pet will be with you for years, and choosing him or her is a big decision. Please check out our adoption tips for more information.

When you are ready to visit The UDT Adoption Center, please bring the following to facilitate the adoption process:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt.
  • Two forms of identification. A government issued photo ID (driver's license, state identification card, military ID, etc.) and proof of current address (A telephone, utility or cable television bill qualifies.)
  • You need to provide three personal references, reachable by phone
  • Dog adopters, we strongly encourage all members of your household to come to the Adoption Center to meet the new pet. If you already have a dog at home, it's a great idea to bring him or her along as well, so that our behavior counselors can help you find the dog who is best suited to your current dog.
  • Be sure to check your building's policy relevant to pet ownership to avoid any landlord concerns.

If you have any questions, please call The UDT Adoption Center:  347-420--0658

In most cases you can take your new pet home on the same day. The UDT Adoption Center offers you and your new animal companion the following benefits:

  • A temporry leash for a dog or cardboard pet carrier for a cat to help you bring your new companion animal home.
  • Spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations and FeLV/FIV testing for cats and an overview of your pet's medical care.
  • A free vet visit at one of The UDT Adoption Center's local, participating animal hospitals.
  • Information about animal behavior and what to expect from your new pet.
  • Lifetime behavior support.

2. Download "Meet Your Match" Surveys from the ASPCA 

You can get a head start on the adoption process by downloading and printing a dog or cat adopter survey developed by the ASPCA. Simply fill out the surveys and bring them to The UDT Adoption Center when you visit the shelter. Surveys are also available at The UDT Adoption Center.

Adoption fees for companion animals:

  • Dogs:  $200.00 ( 2 years and older)
  • Puppies: $300.00
  • Cats:$100.00
  • Kittens: $150.00

Meet Your Match Cat Adopter Survey (pdf)
Meet Your Match Dog Adopter Survey (pdf)

3. Directions and Hours

Charles Henderson Animal Rescue

Open to the public 7 days a week, 12-7pm.

Charles Henderson Animal Rescue is closed on:

New Years Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Labor & Memorial Day

As hours are subject to change, please call +1 347 420 -658 to confirm.

*To allow us to finalize your adoption process on the same day,
Please make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before our doors close.
How to Get to The UDT Adoption Center:
Charles Henderson Animal Rescue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Phone:  347 420 0658

By Subway - take the F train to 15th St./Prospect Park stop.  2 block walk from the train station.
By Bus - Within two blocks from our location, you can find the following bus lines and stops -
By Car - There is public parking in the area for drivers.
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