Adoption Application and Process

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.

After you have visited our shelter and chosen a pet you’d like to adopt, please do the following:

  • Download the Adoption Application. (Download Here)
  • Fill out the application and bring it to the Humane Society OR fill out on your computer and email to
  • You will be notified by an adoption representative, upon approval/disapproval of your adoption request.
  • Come into our facility and pay the adoption fee, and take your new family friend home.


NOTE: Should you have ANY questions about the adoption process please contact one of our Adoption counselors @ 940-855-4941

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    1. Your request will be sent to the director along with your email address. If the HS gets a Brittany Spaniel we will let you know.
      In the meantime you can check out all dogs for adoption at Petango. Thanks for your interest in helping to adopt a shelter pet.

  1. I tried to download application for adoption several times. It said “site not found”.

    1. I just clicked on the pdf link and the application appeared. I’m sorry I don’t know why it’s not appearing for you. The link is on the Adoption Process page in the first bullet.

      1. I have also tried to fill out an application on line and wanted to send it via email but “site not found” keeps appearing. This is frustrating and not satisfactory!

  2. We were able to get Dixie a week ago and absolutely love her. She loves to play and is very smart. We were hesitant at first because it alerted that she was not good with cats but took the chance anyway. Being she is very smart and trainable just a quick command of no and be good is all it takes. She sleeps with my wife and I and is spoiled rotten. Thanks for taking great care of her while she was there we are absolutely blessed to have her.

    1. Please look at the Petango site and you can type in your zip code and the types of dogs you are looking to adopt. Sometimes we get boxers, however the City Shelter usually has many pits that need living homes and they don’t get adopted often. If you don’t see any dogs right now, please check back on Petango often as new dogs are added every week. Thank you so much for wanting to adopt instead of shopping from a breeder!

      1. We do not have a shihtzu at this time.

        Please go to the website Petango and put in your zip code and the site will show you what is available in your area. You should check back every week as there are dogs coming in on a daily basis. There may not be a pure bred shihtzu available but there may be a dog that is a mixed breed and similar. You might also try a shihtzu rescue organization.
        Good luck and thank you for your interest in adopting.

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  5. I understand that you rescued some Pugs from a hoarder home. I would like to adopt one if possible. I live in Shawnee, OK, and would be happy to drive down and pick one up.

    1. John,

      Please call the shelter and speak to our director Cheryl Miller. There is also an application on the website that you will need to complete and submit. Thank you so much for your interest.

    1. Please look on the Adoption Process page. You can download the application which will give you more information. Thanks for your interest.

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    1. Go to Petango and select the breed of dog you’re looking for. If there is on there it will pop up. You can also go to Rescue Me and select a breed and when an adoptable dog of your chosen breed shows up in a shelter they will send you an email. Good luck and thanks for wanting to adopt!

    1. You’ve come to the right place! Please visit our adoption center. We’ve got dogs of many different sizes and ages. You can take the dog inside for a meet and greet. The dogs come chipped, neutered or spayed and with their shots.

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