Our adoptions are processed on a first come, first serve basis but animals on stray hold must be held for five business days including a Saturday allowing the owners an opportunity to claim their animal. If you find a stray pet you want to adopt, you can pay the adoption fee in full as a deposit. If the animal is redeemed by its owner, the deposit will be refunded to you by mail. If the animal is not claimed by its owner during its hold period, you will have one business day from the day the animal becomes available to come to the shelter and complete the adoption paperwork. If you do not complete the adoption within one business day, you will forfeit the adoption deposit.