Application & Adoption Process

Dog Application

While we still cannot open the shelter to the public due to COVID, we are doing adoptions through online applications. The application is long but will help us greatly so please make sure you take the time to fill it out as best as possible. Approved applicants will be contacted to schedule an appointment to visit the shelter.

CARA is a non-profit organization that is committed to all animals in our care and considers pet ownership a serious responsibility. We want to ensure that each person who adopts a pet is aware of the responsibility and commitment that a pet needs. This application will aid us in making the best placement match for you and the animal. The adoption experience takes some time because we want you to have all the necessary information to support you in a successful adoption. We ask for your cooperation throughout the process of bringing people and pets together. You must be at least 25 years of age and be able to present photo ID to adopt a pet.

Note that there is an adoption fee of $150 for dogs.

Please note: We have joined other local rescues and shelters by now requiring a $15 application processing fee.

This change is based on the incredible increase in applications we’ve received since the beginning of COVID, and the increased administrative time needed to review each one). At the end of the application, you will be taken to a payment screen.

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable, regardless of the outcome, and does not apply to your adoption fee.

© 2021 CARA
Community Animal Rescue
and Adoption, Inc.

Physical Address:
960 N. Flag Chapel Road
Jackson, MS 39209

Mailing/Donation Address:
P.O. Box 231
Clinton, MS 39060