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Adopt an animal.

Now's the best time to adopt an animal from HSVB&IRC. We are sheltering many beautiful dogs, cats, and other pets who are looking for loving homes. By adopting from HSVB&IRC, you will provide a home for an animal in need while, at the same time, discovering the many benefits of having a pet with whom you can share your life.

The Process
Planning to adopt a dog or cat?
Looking for the perfect match?

Click to learn more

When you come to adopt...
You can get started on the adoption process by completing a MYM Adopter Survey form and bringing it with you when you come to visit our shelter. Click to download a dog survey or a cat survey.

The process begins when you select your pet. You can begin by clicking the links found on this page. Or, you can come to our Adoption Center at 6230 77th Street and get acquainted with your new pet in person. Remember, if you do begin your search online, you will still need to visit our Adoption Center and spend some time with your pet. (Sorry, we will not "reserve" pets based on a phone call, email, web forms, etc. You must come to the center in person, fill in the necessary paperwork, and select your pet at that time.)

To help you get started, you can download a Meet Your Match Adoptor Survey for a dog or a cat. Bring your completed form with you to expedite the adoption process.

Adoption Fees pay for Spaying/Neutering and more.

Did you know that approximately 70,000 dogs and cats are born each day in America? The phenomenal growth of the pet population is a major consideration facing our communities. Your Humane Society realizes that someone must face the realities of this growing problem. For this reason, we spay/neuter all adopted mammals. Also, our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluating, housing, feeding and providing medical care for the thousands of animals that need our help.

Cat and dog adoption fees range from $50 to $175. We do our best to keep our adoption prices reasonable. At the same time, we seek to generate income to partially offset the expense of caring for animals until we can place them in a loving home. How much does it cost to prepare an animal for adoption? Download information sheets that detail everything that is done on behalf of each dog and cat we place for adoption.

The adoption fee for each animal varies and is dependent on many factors including: age, size, behavior, medical condition, and public demand. (Also, we offer "Patron" adoptions - a way you can make an additional contribution and go to "the next level" in supporting HSVB&IRC.)

  • Patron Pets $175
  • Senior Patron Pets (5+ yrs) $100
  • Puppies (4 months or less) $150
  • Kittens (4 months or less) $100
  • Dogs $90
  • Cats $70
  • Senior Cats & Dogs (5+ yrs) $50


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