Adoption Requirements

  • 21 years of age with a current Drivers License or ID

  • Landlord approval if you rent - please verify with your landlord what breed or size restrictions may be in place.

  • Permission of all adults living at the residence

  • Other animals residing with you must be current on vaccinations and dogs must be on heartworm prevention



EAHS attempts to work with everyone who is interested in adopting an animal and giving it a new forever home, however EAHS does reserve the right to refuse an adoption application for reasons including, but not limited to: false information is given, background checks cannot be verified, current identification and address cannot be verified or if the adoption is not in the best interest of the animal and the adopter.

We ask our adopters to take into consideration that pets require a lifelong commitment. When planning for a new pet, future life changes such as marriage, divorce, relocation, additions to the family, career changes and allergies, must be taken into consideration.


Whether interested in a senior pet or a young adult, all of our senior adoptees are strongly encouraged to arrange a provision in the event that they become unable to care for their pet. This can include designating a caregiver, setting up a trust, or including pets in a will. Many of our pets came to us when their owners unexpectedly passed away without having made provisions for that pet. Our goal is to provide people with loving companions, and our pets with a home they can live their rest of their lives in.

The average lifespan in the United States is 80 years old. While it is true that many people live into their 90s and sometimes beyond, the majority will not, meaning young puppies and kittens are likely to outlive their owners. Sadly, often relatives are not willing to take on a 10+ year commitment with the deceased’s pet, and that pet is surrendered to a shelter.


In accordance with these reasons, we have outlined the following guidelines:
Seniors aged 70+ must provide proof that they have made arrangements for the care of the pet they are interested in (trust, adult child, etc.). If the pet will be entrusted to an adult family member, they must meet our requirements for adoption. Seniors 70+, regardless of arrangements, are approved to adopt senior pets (aged 5+). While we encourage all seniors to adopt older pets, this only applies to adoptees over 70 years of age.

Download & PRINT our application HERE,

and submit it to our email address:

Paper Applications are available at the shelter

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How Can You Help??

The animals need...


Someone to feed them

Someone to bathe them

Someone to be their friend

Someone to adopt them

Someone to take them for a walk

Someone to help raise money

Someone to clean out their kennels

Someone to help them find their forever family

Someone to love them and play with them

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Monday - Friday


12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


712 13th Street, Suite E

Phenix City, AL 36867



Tel:  334.298.6446

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