Adoptions

Hours of business Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 10:00am – 4 p.m.

Adoption Fees:

5 Months or younger, kitten or puppy is $110.00
6 Months and older, cat or dog is $90.00

Adoption Requirements:

  • Complete an adoption application
  • If application is approved the adoption can proceed and we would require: valid I.D. and a valid e-mail is required to qualify for the 30 day free pet health insurance.
  • Preferred that any family member living in the household interact with the pet before proceeding with the adoption.
  • Also it is preferred that if you have another pet to bring him/her in to interact as well.

Adoption:

Adoptions include; testing for blood borne diseases, the first series of vaccines for the pet, a microchip for identification purposes, a spay or neuter appointment with one of our contract veterinary offices. In addition, you new pet will receive 30 days of pet insurance policy which you will need to confirm and activate thru your e-mail. At the time of suregery the veterinarian will administer the rabies vaccine.

At the time of the adoption, an appointment will be made with your choice of a local contract veterinarian for the spay/neuter operation. (As a new pet owner the adopter will be responsible for any additional preventative care, vaccinations, and general care for the life of their new pet.)

 

Dipping:
Dogs can be dipped at the age of 6 months and older.

Prices are $6.00 for small, $8.00 for medium, and $10.00 for large dogs.
Dipping hours are Monday thru Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Sunday 10:00am – 3:30pm

Dogs with cuts, open wounds, lactating/nursing, or with skin irritation CAN NOT be dipped.

 

Microchip:
You can bring your pet by to get Micro chipped for $15:00, it is recommended that the pet be at least 4months or older before chipping them.

A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit injected, via syringe, under the skin of animals. Animals that can be microchiped include, but are not limited to, dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets, rats, snakes, lizards, horses, llamas, alpacas, mice, pigs, sheep and even some rare fish.

On most animals, such as domestic cats and dogs, the chip is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades on the dorsal midline. With other species the location may vary, for example, on birds the chip is implanted into the breast. The microchips are about the size of a large grain of rice and are based on a passive, or inert, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. Microchips contain no internal power source and are designed to not act until acted upon.

 

Three basic elements comprise most microchips:

  • Silicon chip (integrated circuit) – The silicon chip contains the identification number, plus electronic circuits to relay that information to the scanner.
  • Core of ferrite wrapped in copper wire – The ferrite, or iron, core acts as a radio antenna ready to receive a signal from the scanner.
  • Small capacitor – The capacitor acts as a tuner, forming a LC circuit with the antenna coil.

 

These components are encased in special biocompatible glass made from soda lime, and hermetically sealed to prevent any moisture or fluid entering the unit. (Animals are not affected physically, or behaviorally, by the presence of a microchip in their body.)

Microchips and microchip readers are manufactured by many different companies. Our microchip readers are from 24 Petwatch and detect the standard US chips, to include the encrypted Avid chips, as well as the 15 digit ISO (International Organization for Standardization) microchips.

 

Programs:

Guardian Angel Program: is a program where you can sponsor a dog or cat, and assist with the adoption fee for that pet. Keep in mind that if the pet becomes ill, and will no longer be a candidate for adoption that any funds added thru the Guardian Angel Program will be transferred to another pet in need.

Donations:
Palm Valley Animal Center accepts not only cash donation but also; pet food, towels, blankets, newspaper, cat litter, toys etc. Every little bit helps, and here at Palm Valley Animal Center we are very appreciative to the community for their help and support in caring for all our pets.

**Special emphasis on Science Diet dog & Puppy food, pet taxies/pet kennels and blankets in the winter

 

Petsmart Offsite Adoptions

We are inside Petsmart 7600 N. 10th St. in McAllen. We are their Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00am until 3:30pm. We normally have 3-6 pets available offsite. The fees are the same as the shelter, which is $110.00 for pets 5months and younger and $90.00 for 6months and older. We do recommend that if you are interested in a pet, that you bring your current pet to Petsmart with you so that they can interact with one another. If you choose to adopt we do require an Identification card to start the adoption process. Petsmart does offer a $250.00 coupon booklet, with the adoptions offsite that can be used inside the store. We accept cash or credit cards offsite. We do also have cats that stay at Petsmart. If you would like to adopt a cat after the hours that the adoption counselor is there, you may but it would need to be in cash only. Those cats are available when Petsmart is open as well.

Our mobile adoption trailer is out at various locations Wednesday through Sundays. The mobile unit is climate controlled for our adoptable pets to keep them comfortable.