Placing an animal with Peaceable Kingdom - or any shelter - should be considered a last resort. Most animals react poorly to the shock and fear caused by the sudden change of environment. Some animals do not survive the transition.
If the animal is a stray, read on to the next question. If the animal belongs to you, we strongly recommend that you make an effort on your own to find it a new home. Contact friends, coworkers, neighbors and family members. Run a classified ad - many publications will do this at little or no cost. Post signs at public locations.
In some cases, Peaceable Kingdom may be able to assist you by advertising the animal online or at our adoption days. You must keep the animal at your home, provide medical records, photos and a detailed description, and respond to calls from people wishing to adopt. Peaceable Kingdom will assist with the adoption process, including background checks and fee collection.
Like most no-kill shelters, Peaceable Kingdom has a lengthy waiting list of people who want to place animals in our care. We respond to requests in the order they were received and we cannot promise to assist in every case. If the animal is accepted, a $100 donation is required to cover the cost of the animal's upkeep and veterinary care.
Under no circumstances should you leave an animal at the clinic without first making arrangements with the Peaceable Kingdom staff! Abandoning an animal is a violation of state law.