West Memphis Animal Shelter

Adoption Info

Check out an up-to-date list of our adoptable animals here or go to petango.com/wmas

Adoption pricing: 

The dog and puppy adoption fee is $100*. This includes Spay/Neuter, Rabies vaccination, Series of 7 in 1 vaccines, Bordetella vaccine, Heartworm testing, De-worming, and Microchip implant. 

The cat and kitten adoption fee is $40. This includes Spay/Neuter, Rabies vaccination, Series of 4 in 1 vaccines, FeLv/FIV/HW combo diagnostic test, Feline Leukemia vaccine, De-worming, and Microchip implant. 

*Once approved for adoption, we will require a $50 deposit to hold a puppy until it is old enough for adoption. The deposit will be applied to the adoption fee upon adoption. The deposit will be forfeited if the adopter decides to not adopt the puppy. This helps us prevent a puppy from unnecessarily lingering at the shelter.

Adoption Process: 

  • Visit the adoption page on the website, or visit the shelter, to choose a pet you wish to adopt.

  • Click on the adoption application link at the top of the page, download and print an application from the forms section of the website, complete an application at www.petango.com/wmas, or pick up an adoption application at the shelter.

  • When you submit the application, speak to the shelter adoption coordinator about your pet needs and wishes.

  • Spend time with the animal to ensure he/she is what you are looking for. If you already have a pet at home, discuss doing a shelter meet and greet with the adoption coordinator.

  • Landlord and vet information will be checked out during the adoption approval process.

  • If adopting a dog, fencing will be checked.

***It generally takes 72 hours for the adoption committee to review an adoption application and decide if the animal is a good fit for your family; we are looking for a forever home for our animals and want to ensure that we have a perfect fit! Our Adoption Coordinator will contact you once he has reviewed your application***

  • All animals will be spayed or neutered** prior to leaving the shelter with the exception of:

    • Puppies or kittens under the age of 16 weeks; they must return at a later date for surgery.

    • An animal that the veterinarian feels, due to health reasons or age, should not be altered.

**Sterilization of any animal adopted from an animal shelter in the state of Arkansas is LAW.

  • Owner surrendered animals are available for immediate adoption.  

  • Stray animals are available after a 6-day hold, if owner is unknown.

  • There is a 10-day hold if the owner is known. *City of West Memphis Ordinance 1867.