Our Adoption Process


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All our cats and dogs live in foster homes so we do not have a shelter or visiting hours. Some of our animals can be seen at our Adopt-A-Pet/Meet & Greet events at the Frisco PetSmart and by appointment.

In order to adopt one of our cats or dogs, you will be asked to complete an adoption application which you can do online at any time or in person at our Adopt-A-Pet/Meet & Greet events at Frisco PetSmart. Adoption approval also requires that your current pets must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations. Dogs must also be current on heartworm preventative.

If you've completed an application online, it will be forwarded to the animal’s foster parent and they will contact you within 24 hours or sooner. Please be patient, we are all volunteers and most of us have full-time jobs as well as family responsibilities and activities to consider. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please call
(972) 498-8980 or send an email to [email protected].

We do not adopt on a first-come, first-serve basis. We review all applications received to ensure that the animal and the applicant are a good match based on our personal experiences with the animal. FHS's animals live in the homes of our fosters, so each foster is familiar with the habits and behaviors of these wonderful pets.

Cat/Kitten Adoptions

You may adopt at PetSmart on Preston Road in Frisco, Texas with an approved application during an Adopt-A-Pet event or by scheduling a meet and greet after filling out an application. The Adult Cat Adoption Fee (~1-9 years old) is $140, Kitten/Junior Adoption Fee (~Under 1 year old) is $165, and the Senior (~10+ years old) or Special Needs Cat Adoption Fee is $105. Payment methods include - cash or personal check (with valid local Texas driver license). Visit our adoptable animals or get started by filling out a Cat Adoption Application.

Dog/Puppy Adoption

We do not regularly have onsite dog/puppy adoption events at PetSmart. FHS takes online applications and contacts applicants as soon as possible. Meet & Greet events for dogs are scheduled at the Frisco PetSmart by appointment. The Dog/Puppy Adoption Fee is $185. Payment method options - cash or personal check (with valid local Texas driver license). Get started by filling out a Dog Adoption Application. Note: In order to adopt a dog, you must permit a home visit from our volunteers. For this reason, we may not be able to adopt to a home beyond a reasonable driving distance of the foster home. Please be sure to include the name of the dog you wish to adopt and the name of your city.

The adoption fee includes the following medical care for the animal prior to adoption:

  • Rabies Vaccination*
  • Viral Vaccinations*
  • Preventative Flea & Deworming Treatment
  • Canine Heartworm Test / Feline Leukemia and FIV Test
  • Heartworm Treatment (if necessary)
  • Spaying or Neutering
  • Microchip
      * Age appropriate at the time of adoption

If you have questions about our adoption process, please feel free to e-mail at [email protected] or leave us a message on our voicemail at or (972) 498-8980.


Dog Adoption Application |  Cat Adoption Application