Adoption Process

Adoption Made Easy!

If you are considering adopting, you will be required to complete an adoption application and undergo a screening process. This determines that the pet is a good match for you, your home and your lifestyle. We also discuss the details of your situation with you in depth. For example, if you rent, we would need to know that your landlord approves of pet ownership. If you have children and pets in your family, we’ll make sure the adopted pet is compatible. The Humane Society reserves the right to deny any adoption application for any reason. Applicants must show a current valid ID and are subject to a background check.

Disclaimer: For your application to be considered, you do have to visit our location.

Before You Adopt

Adopting a dog or cat is a big commitment, and it’s for that animal’s whole life, which can be 10-20 years! Make sure that you’re ready for the commitment BEFORE you adopt a pet, so that you’ll be less likely to give your pet up.

Pet Fees
Adoption Costs

$150 Puppies under 12 months old

$200 Small-breed dogs

$250 Designer dogs*

$100 Other dogs

$100 Cats & Kittens

50% Off Dogs/cats 7 years and up

(Dogs require an additional $6 fee for the purchase of a rabies tag.)
What is included
Your Adoption
Fee Covers
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • De-worming treatments
  • Heartworm testing (adult dogs only), FIV/Leukemia testing (cats only)
  • Microchip for permanent identification
  • Humane Society ID tag
  • Follow-up communication with our Adoption Counselors to make sure your new pet is adjusting well

Why Adopt From Us?

They Deserve to Know Love.

Adopt, don’t shop! There are thousands of homeless animals in our community and even nationwide and worldwide. They deserve homes, and they deserve to know love, comfort and family. And you deserve to know the joy and unconditional love that comes with a rescue dog or cat. You can depend on our staff to responsibly screen our animals for sound health and temperament. When we receive an animal, our staff works to collect a thorough history of that pet. Staff and volunteers try to learn as much as they can about each pet’s behavior, training, temperament, and any special needs. Do not be discouraged if, when you first visit the Humane Society, there are no animals of the breed or type you want. The Humane Society receives new animals every week. Before choosing your pet, you can even speak with an adoption counselor about whether your choice of a particular type or breed will be best for you. Our support services, including adoption counseling and follow-up behavior counseling, are a major perk of adopting from us. Plus, our adoption fees are much less than the purchase price at a pet store or breeder, and it includes your pet being vaccinated, de-wormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered if it comes from us.


Donating to the Humane Society is a meaningful way to make a positive impact on the lives of countless animals. Your generous contributions provide vital support for our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for abandoned and neglected animals.