Kent Animal Shelter works hard to ensure successful adoptions for the people and animals we serve. At any given time, we have about 100 animals, including dogs and cats of all sizes, ages and breeds, in need of forever homes.

All pets available for adoption at Kent Animal Shelter have been spayed or neutered, received their shots, have been tested and treated for disease, and have been microchipped to help you find them in case they get lost. In addition, they have been vetted for temperament and compatibility with children and animals, helping to ensure a successful adoption.

Before adopting a pet, we urge you to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I ready to make a long term commitment? Adopting a pet means being responsible for the health and happiness of that pet for the next 10 to 15 years.
  • Is the animal right for my household and lifestyle? A strong, active pet may be too much for a young child or elderly person to handle. Small pets may be too delicate for rough play with children. Always make sure that everyone in the household agrees to adopt a pet.
  • Who will be the primary caretaker for the animal? One adult in the home should be designated as the primary caretaker so that the pet’s needs do not become lost in the shuffle of busy schedules.
  • Can I afford a pet? Proper pet care includes food, toys, and regular vet care.Also, obedience training is a good investment. A well-trained dog is a pleasure and is welcome in public parks, on walks, and as a visitor. Research shows that people who take the time to train their dogs are more likely to keep them longer than people who don’t.

To receive advice and information on specific questions you may have about caring for a companion animal, or if you are interested in pet adoption, please call us at 727-5731. We are open 7 days a week and will be happy to answer any of your questions!



If you're thinking about buying a dog from a puppy store, please read this first... Most puppies at pet stores come from puppy mills. Puppy mills are mass breeding operations that solely exist to supply public demand...