Adoptions

Adoptions

Thank you for your interest in our animals.  We ask that you consider adopting one of our animals ONLY if you can commit to its care for a lifetime. Adoptions require TWO visits prior to beginning the adoptions process in order to walk (dogs), play with and /or generally interact with the animals to ensure that the animal you choose is the right one for your family.   In the best interest of both the pet and you as the prospective guardian it may take up to five days for review and a decision.  Decisions may be based on all of the following: written application, landlords approval (if applicable), observation of your interaction with the animal, observation of your current animals meeting the animal, reference check, veterinarian referral, and home visit. All information is treated as confidential. There are no set right or wrong answers to these questions. By answering honestly we can better find the right pet for you and your family.  Submission of this application does not guarantee that you will receive an animal.    In order to be considered as an adopter, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have identification showing your current address
  • Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord and/or parent if you live at their home.

The adoption fees help feed the animals and allow us to vaccinate and provide the best care possible! All adult animals are spayed or neutered at shelter’s expense.  Cats from our shelter are vaccinated for feline distemper, wormed, tested for feline leukemia, checked for ear mites, and treated for any other medical condition that may arise.  Our long term residents have also been vaccinated for rabies.  Dogs are vaccinated for parvo/distemper, bordetella, and rabies.  They are also treated for individual medical conditions.   Although we do provide medical care as necessary, animals from the shelter are adopted “as is” .  Medical conditions can and do arise with any pet.  Adopters assume the cost of any and all conditions the animal has, known or unknown, at the time of adoption.

Dogs $95
Cats $50
Puppies $95
Kittens $50

Get started on your Western Hills Humane Society Adoption Form today – just print and bring in your completed form to the shelter.

Other Adoptions

Adoption fees for other animals vary, but you may be interested in some of the following animals which from time to time find a temporary home at the shelter.

  • Guinnea Pigs
  • Ferrets
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Hamsters

  • Hours of Operation
    Sunday
    Closed
    Monday
    10:00 - 5:00
    Tuesday
    10:00 - 5:00
    Wednesday
    Closed
    Thursday
    10:00 - 5:00
    Friday
    10:00 - 5:00
    Saturday
    10:00 - 5:00

  • Contact Information
    (605) 642-1576

    324 Industrial Drive, Spearfish, SD 57783
    westernhillshumanesociety@gmail.com

    Spearfish Animal Control
    (605) 642-1308