Ask SCRAPS! (FAQs)
Adoptions / Impounded animals / Relinquishing your pet / Licensing /
Low-cost veterinary services / Miscellaneous
How much are the animals and what does that price include?
Cats (six months and older) are $40.
Dogs and Puppies are $87.04.
Adoption prices include sterilization, a rabies voucher, distemper vaccinations, a veterinary exam, a pet license and a microchip.
SCRAPS does not give rabies vaccinations; however, a voucher is included in the adoption packet. Please consult a veterinarian when a rabies vaccine should be given.
What vaccinations are the animals given?
Dogs are given Duramune Max 5 - a distemper combination vaccine, and Bordetella Vaccine for kennel cough prevention.
Cats are given Fel-O-Guard Plus 3 - Feline Rhinotracheitis-calici-panleukopenia Vaccine.
Are training classes offered?
Free basic dog obedience classes are offered the 1st, and 3rd Saturday of each month. Please call SCRAPS in advance to sign up for the class which begins at 11:00 a.m.
Does the dog like kids/cats?
. For a family with children, we highly recommend bringing the whole family to choose a new pet. We use a couple of shelter house cats as an indicator on how a dog might react to cats.
How long do you hold dogs and cats?
We are required by ordinance to hold stray dogs for 3 business days if they have no identification and 5 business days when the dog has identification. There is no legal requirement to hold cats without identification. Cats with identification are held for 5 business days.
Relinquishing your pet
Can I relinquish my pet to the animal shelter?
You can relinquish your pet at SCRAPS if you live in unincorporated Spokane County or the Cities of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Fairfield, Deer Park, Liberty Lake, Millwood, and Cheney. There is a release fee for taking owner-surrendered animals. SCRAPS cannot promise adoption if the animal passes the temperament evaluation.
Do I have to license my indoor cats?
Yes, all cats and dogs must be licensed according to Spokane County Ordinance.
Low-cost veterinary services
Do you offer veterinary services?
SCRAPS does not offer veterinary services.
I'm having a problem with my pet!
Chewing, chasing, nipping and spaying are all common problems that your pet can develop. SCRAPS has a large amount of behavior literature to help you teach "proper" behavior to your furry friends. Click here to see our list of resources.
Does SCRAPS handle wildlife such as skunks or raccoons?
No, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is whom you should contact regarding wildlife. They can be reached at (509) 892-1001.