If you are interested in adopting a new pet, the process is very simple. Please use the following steps as a guide for completing the process successfully and efficiently.
1 – Download the Adoption Application. (>Download Here)
2 – Fill out the application and bring it to the Humane Society; -OR- Fill it out on your computer and email to [email protected]
3 – There is a 24 hour processing period, in order to verify the information presented on the Adoption Application.
- 4 – You will be notified by an adoption representative, upon approval/disapproval of your adoption request.
- 5 – Come into our facility and pay the adoption fee, and take your new family friend home.
We require a modest fee for all adoptions. This fee takes care of everything your pet needs before you pick them up.
Every animal will have the following prior to leaving our facility:
Spay/Neuter depending on gender
- All required vaccinations
- Dewormed and heartworm tested
- An ID microchip for identification purposes
Cat Adoptions - $75.00
Dog adoptions – $105.00
Pets deserve a good home – for their entire life. That is your responsibility.
Please consider the following before you start the adoption process.
- You are responsible for a pet for its entire life
- Dogs and cats usually live 15 to 20 years (depending on breed)
- Do not overlook your time commitment! The needs of a large, active dog are different from those of a gerbil!
- How much time do you have each day to provide grooming, companionship and exercise?
- Remember, companion animals also require companionship from you.
Buying a pet is not the biggest cost. Long-term expenses add up over the years. Costs include:
- Food and pet supplies
- Health care
- Vacation care
- Grooming fees
- Obedience training
- Active pets need challenges, training, tasks and regular exercise.
- Are you an outdoor or indoor personality type?
- Will you enjoy taking your dog for a daily walk? Could daily outdoor exercise become a chore?
- Will the pet be on its own throughout the day? This can be a problem for some dogs and cats.
- Is the size of your home and property big enough?
- Do you travel on business or vacations? Will your pet travel with you or stay in a boarding kennel?
- Do you rent or stay in military housing? If so can you get written permission from the landlord or housing office?
- If you move in the future, will you be taking your new pet with you?
Maintaining Good Health:
Plan routine checkups. Veterinarians will check your pet’s general health, answer your questions and ensure vaccinations are maintained.
Rabies is a fatal disease. Pets are at risk of contracting this illness. Protect your pet and family by vaccinating against rabies. IT IS THE LAW!
Spaying / Neutering:
- Spaying and neutering reduces the threat of reproductive disorders, including cancer, in both males and females.
- Advantages for the owner include a decrease in territorial and aggressive behaviors, roaming, injuries and unwanted litters.
How Can I Identify My Pet?
If your pet becomes lost, proper identification is your best chance for a safe return.
- Dogs and cats should always wear collars.
- A current municipal license tag is the best form of identification for your dog.
- Attach a label or tag to your pet’s collar giving the pet’s name, address and your telephone number.
- Take photos, record color and special markings, breed, weight and age.
- All of our adoptions have an ID microchip already implanted just under the skin.
- ID microchips are also available for other animals at the Humane Society for only $15.00.
NOTE: Should you have ANY questions about the adoption process please contact one of our Adoption counselors @ 940-855-4941