Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a fence to adopt a dog?
Not in every case; in some cases SICSA requires an adopter have a fenced yard due to the dog’s character traits to make sure he or she is safe in his new home.
Do I need to own a home to adopt?
No, you do not need to own a home to adopt a pet from SICSA. If you live in an apartment or rented accommodation, we will require landlord approval either by telephone or to see a copy of your lease that clearly states you are allowed to have pets and if appropriate, how many.
Can I return the pet if it doesn’t work out?
SICSA adoption counselors go to great lengths so that this does not happen. However, you can return your pet to SICSA within 3 months of adoption without a SAFER behavior test. After 3 months the pet will have to pass the SAFER test before we can accept him into our adoption program.
Do my pets at home have to be up-to-date in their vaccines for me to adopt another pet?
Yes, all pets in the home must be up-to-date on vaccines and spayed or neutered (unless you have a breeder's license or the animal is used for show) before you adopt another pet.