FAQs About Adoption
What is your adoption fee?
Our adoption fee is $85 - $125 for cats and $185 - $300 for dogs. Adopters get more than $500-600 in veterinary services including a vet exam, fecal exam, flea prevention, deworming, microchipping, all core kitten/puppy vaccines, heartworm testing (for dogs), FIV/FeLV testing (for cats), rabies vaccine, and spay/neuter surgery. More information about adoption can be found here.
Where can I meet your adoptable pets?
We are a foster-based rescue so we don't have a shelter building open to the public; however, we do have cat kennels at Pet Supplies Plus Friendswood that feature a few of our adoptable cats and kittens. All of our other adoptable pets are housed in foster homes so meet and greets either occur in Friendswood or Alvin.
Can I do a trial adoption?
For kittens over 8 months old or adult cats, we do offer a foster-to-adopt option. This is a 2-3 week trial period in which you bring home your adopted pet, and if at the end of that time things are going well, you will complete our adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.
What happens if I adopt a pet but it doesn't work out?
We have a lifetime guarantee for all of our adoptable pets. Cats and dogs can take 3 weeks or longer to start to settle into their new homes, but if things aren't working out or circumstances changes over the years, we will take our adopted pets back at any time.
Why should I adopt TWO kittens instead of just ONE?
Kitten do much better in pairs and generally require less work than adopting a single kitten if you don't have another young cat at home. Having a friend helps a kitten's emotional and behavioral development. They teach each other good habits, provide comfort during the transition period, and keep each other entertained so they don't get into mischief.
FAQs About Our Organization
Do you take owner surrenders?
We are committed to keeping animals with their owners if possible by providing medical outreach and financial assistance; however, if no alternative can be found, we do take in owner surrenders depending on the space available in foster. If you need to surrender your pet, please visit our contact page.
How old do you have to be to volunteer?
Volunteers 6th grade and up are welcome at Pet Supplies Plus in Friendswood or the Rescue Ranch in Alvin. All volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering. Want to get the whole family involved? Consider fostering in your home! For more information on volunteering, click here.
What does fostering entail?
Fosters bring animals into their home anywhere from one week to several months depending on the specific animal and their availability. If you have a bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, or even just space for a large crate, you can foster cats, kittens, dogs, or puppies in your home. The best part? There is no cost to you! Starlight provides all food, litter, supplies, and medical care for fosters. Interested in volunteering? Click here.