Ready to Adopt?
Adoption policies and procedures are the same for both Homewood and Matteson locations. Adoption procedures vary at PetSmart partner stores. Please call each store for more information.
SSHS is often asked if we will cat test a dog or if the dog has been cat tested. No, and we're happy to tell you why. 1) There are many aspects to the shelter environment that make it unsuitable for testing including the size, smells, people, etc. It's not at all an accurate read and gives the adopter or foster a possibly inaccurate result. 2) Cat testing is extremely stressful for cats. When cats get even a little stressed, they get sick and no one wants that! 3) We're happy to provide a handout about home introductions and help guide you through that process should you choose to pursue it. 4) We will always disclose all information we know about how a dog was in a home with other resident pets. Often, we lack this information but we are transparent with everything we do know and this can help guide people towards a match that might work.