Adoptions


ADOPTION APPLICATIONS OFTEN TAKE MULTIPLE DAYS TO PROCESS.  NO ADOPTIONS CAN TAKE PLACE AFTER 4 PM.

Thank you for your interest in our resident pets. We ask that you consider adopting one of our pets 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 cat or dog 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.

dog and manDecisions 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.

Although we occasionally adopt out of our immediate area, we are committed to caring for our animals for their entire lives. We prefer to adopt locally as if the new living situation does not work we want our animals to be able to be returned to us to rehome.

All adult animals are spayed/neutered before they are adopted. Kittens and Puppies require a spay/neuter deposit that is refundable once proof is provided to us that the procedure has been done.

Standards of care for every month an animal stays at our no-kill shelter is $120.00 per month. This includes food, staff, building maintenance, utilities, veterinarian bills.  The adoption fees assist us in providing the best care possible.  We do provide medical care as necessary, however, 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.

Get started on your Western Hills Humane Society Adoption Form today – bring it with you on your next visit to the shelter.  Alternatively, you can click here to fill out the adoption application online.

Adoption Fees
Dogs and Puppies  $120
Cats and Kittens  $50

What’s included in the adoption fee:

Puppies/Kittens Under 16 Weeks Old

  • Checked out by our local vet
  • Wormed $5.00
  • 1st round of shots
  • Bordetella $10.00
  • Distemper/Parvo $10.00 (kittens) Distemper intra nasal $10.00
  • Micro-chipped (puppies) $15.00
  • If on site after 3 weeks booster for vaccines and when vet recommended spayed or neutered

Dogs (over 16 weeks old) 

  • Checked by our local vet (all animals with no prior vet record will receive a booster for Distemper/Parvo)
  • Spay $130-$200 per weight
  • Neuter $60.00
  • Bordetella Vaccine $10.00
  • Distemper/Parvo Vaccine $10.00
  • Rabies Vaccine $5.00
  • Micro-chipped $15.00

Cats (over 16 weeks old) 

  • Spay $60.00
  • Neuter $30.00
  • Distemper Vaccine $10.00 booster after 3 weeks
  • Drontal Wormer $5.00 re-wormed again after 3 weeks
  • FIV/FELV test $25.00

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