Adoption Is A Serious Decision...
Adopting an animal is a serious decision requiring a life-long commitment to care for a creature that is totally dependent upon you. Pets need more than just food, water and shelter. The ASPCA has a great chart HERE to help you understand the costs associated with owning an animal. This chart represents the estimated minimum cost of humane care. You shouldn't expect to pay less than this, and you should definitely be prepared to pay more. Don’t forget to factor in the costs of unexpected veterinary care, as well as boarding facilities, pet sitters and dog walkers, if you plan to use them.
Pets bring so much joy to people’s lives. They are companions and friends and just plain fun! Adopting a pet from the shelter is a wonderful way to bring love into your life and to give a deserving animal the home it needs and deserves.
The adoption counselors at GHS are ready to help you with all of the decisions that need to be made before you make any pet a part of your life. The adoption process includes questions that will allow our staff to help place the animals under our care in the best home possible.
Our staff is here to assist you and your new pet. We offer assistance with a vast array of issues from introducing your new pet to other family members (including other pets); training and behavior; rabies vaccinations; and much more. If it involves pets and we don’t know the answer, we will do all we can to help you find the answers you need.