CHA Animal Shelter

Adoption Appointments for CHA Animal Shelter


In response to COVID-19, CHA Animal Shelter is open for adoptions by appointment only. If you would like to adopt a cat or dog, please sign up for one of the slots below.

We are unable to accommodate holds or reserve specific animals for anyone. Please understand that by signing up below, you are not scheduling an appointment to meet a specific animal. There is a possibility that any animal could find an adoptive home before your visit.

Our website ( updates in real time. You can watch to see which animals are added to the adoption floor (their profiles will appear) or adopted (their profiles will disappear) before your appointment.

You will receive a confirmation email upon signing up. If you no longer see any animals you would like to meet closer to your appointment, you can self-cancel your appointment by going to this confirmation email and clicking "Edit My Sign-Up".

If you decide to cancel, please try to do so as soon as possible so that another person has time to schedule in your place. Every time someone does not come for their scheduled appointment, an animal misses an opportunity to find a home that day.

Appointments may only be booked 5 days in advance. We recommend watching this site daily to see which slots open up due to cancellations and which slots open up for future days.


  1. After scheduling an appointment, fill out an adoption application (located at the bottom of this page under “Related Files”) and email it to [email protected] If an application is not received within a few hours of signing up, a staff member will reach out to you via email. It is helpful for us to have an application on file before your visit so that we can save time under our procedures.
  2. Masks are mandatory in our environment at this time and all staff and volunteers will be wearing masks for your comfort.
  3. We are not currently limiting the number of people who can come at the time of a scheduled visit, but please try to only bring people with you that will be directly living with or caring for the animal. Please do not bring extra friends, coworkers, neighbors, or general visitors with you.
  4. If interested in adopting a dog, you are able to bring any resident dog(s) with you at the time of an appointment and we can still host dog-to-dog introductions in our outdoor play yards.

This page is for adoption appointments ONLY. If you need to schedule an appointment to surrender a dog or cat, please email [email protected]

CHA Animal Shelter is located at 3765 Corporate Drive Columbus Ohio 43231 and the main website is For general questions, email [email protected].

Thank you for your interest in adopting from CHA Animal Shelter!

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