Krittr Kris and Feathered Friends Wildlife Rehabilitators

The farm is open to visitors 10:00 am – 3:00 pm daily. Self guide tour maps are available at any of the big barns. Guided tours are available by appointment only. No adoptions, admissions, or guided tours on Sundays or Mondays.

How can I adopt or foster care an animal from Cracker Box Palace?
We always love it when an animal from the shelter gets a new, loving, permanent home or even gets a trial 3 month run with our foster care program.

Foster care is a great way to get to know your new adoptee or try the new situation out with your family. And in foster caring for an animal, costs and services provided for the animal are sometimes considered for a tax deductions. It helps the new owner out and also gives us here at the shelter a break to keep spots open for new animals to come in. I wish I could say it was easy to just come in and get an animal, but we do have an adoption/foster care procedure that we follow. Our goal is always to try and match up the right people with the knowledge and experience to enjoy their new ward once they take them home.

First you will be asked to fill out an adoption application. We do follow up on our references and back ground checks, usually followed by a home visit to see where the animal would be kept. Then appointments need to be made to come to the farm and work with the animal you’re hoping to adopt. We do like to see people come and work with their choice of animal a couple weeks before they leave the farm.  It is important for us to know everyone, animal and human, are going to get along and enjoy their new family together.

Obviously, in some cases due to distance, that’s not possible, so other arrangements can be made. Cracker Box Palace then holds ‘title’ to the animal for the first year to be sure there’s no problems. After a successful year, titles are considered to be with the new family.

For more information regarding adoptions email

You may also click on the links below for our adoption forms/applications:

Equine Foster/Adoption Form
Farm Animal Adoption Form
Small Animal Adoption Form

These animals are waiting for their forever homes…

Cracker Box Palace is now registered with Petfinder. They are a huge organization described by themselves as “the temporary home of 245,676 adoptable pets from 11, 835 adoption groups.”  The addition of Cracker Box Palace adoptable animals on the Petfinder’s website has already helped tremendously finding them new homes and bringing more awareness of our facility. The response has been overwhelming with emails and phone calls every day from people across the country interested in our animals.


You can check out our listings on the Petfinder website by clicking on this LINK TO CBP on PETFINDER – or by going to and in the box titled “Find Animal Welfare Groups” (left hand column) just type in zip code 14413 and it will take you to a listing of shelters in the area. CBP is the first link. Pass the word to your friends!

For More Information Call 315-483-2493