Adoption Policy

All animals from our pound are adopted through the State's Animal Population Control Program (APCP). The APC Program pays for two pre-surgical immunizations and for the animal to be spayed or neutered by a participating veterinarian within 60 days of ownership.  It pays up to $100.00 for a male dog/$50.00 for a male cat (neutered); $120.00 for a female dog/$70.00 for female cat (spayed), and $10.00 each for two vaccinations. If the veterinarian bill exceeds those amounts, the adopting party is responsible for payment of the additional charges.

Adoption fee: $50.00 ($45.00 APCP fee + $5.00 fee to the Town of Portland).

If the animal is already spayed or neutered, $5.00 non-refundable adoption fee to the Town.  Out-of-state adopters are not eligible to participate in the APCP program.