Adoption

Adopt from the Animal Shelter

Public and private animal shelters in virtually every community across the United States are filled with dogs and cats. There are lost pets whose owners cannot be found. There are pets whose owners can no longer keep them. There are younger animals, older animals, mixed breeds and purebreds. They have all one thing in common: Each hoping for a permanent and loving home.

Unfortunately for most of these animals, there will be no new home. Why? Not enough people choose to adopt their animal companions from a shelter.

The solution to this tragic problem starts WITH YOU! First, spay and neuter your current pets. Second, when you are ready to add a cat or dog to your family, visit the City of Temple's Animal Shelter.
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Cat Adoption Fees:


•$65 – Male cats neutered by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care
•$75 – Female cats spayed by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care
•$40 – Male or Female cats previously spayed or neutered
•$10 – Unaltered cats with the optional $55 neuter voucher for males or $65 spay voucher for females

Dog Adoption Fees:


•$75 – Male dogs neutered by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care
•$85 – Female dogs spayed by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care
•$50 – Male or Female dogs previously spayed or neutered
•$20 – Unaltered dogs with the optional $55 neuter voucher for males or $65 spay voucher for females

The new owner of an adopted unaltered pet must have the pet spayed or neutered within 2 weeks of the adoption date or by the pet’s six (6) month birthday, whichever occurs last.

Surrender (turn in) fees are $20.00 per adult and/or $20.00 per litter (under 3 months old) for Temple residents. We do not take out of town animals.
View an example of an Adoption Agreement (PDF)