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Adoption Process

Adoption Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 2pm

Adoption Procedure

We understand that welcoming a new companion into your family is a very big decision. Our Adoption Counselors are specially trained to discuss your lifestyle with you to determine which animal would be a good match. Be sure to consider all of the possibilities of what type of pet would best suit your needs. Cats and dogs come in a variety of sizes, personalities, ages, and more. Please use the following steps to get started: 

  1. View our adoptable animals by clicking the link on the bottom of this page or by visiting our facility. 

  2. Fill out an application HERE All applications are processed before meeting one of our pets; this process can take up to 48 hours. An Adoption Counselor will review your application by checking a veterinarian reference for current or past pets that reside(d) in the home. **Please keep in mind: while all of our rescued pets are available for adoption, each is in a different stage of getting their medical care. Some are still in the process of getting these services and many not be available at our rescue to be taken home immediately.

  3. You can always set up a meet and greet with your potential new companion by emailing adopt@nshumane.org

  4. Once your application is approved, an adoption counselor will be in contact to meet and/or finalize your new best friend's adoption!

Current and past pets should be up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, and on heartworm prevention.

See our available dogs HERE

See our available cats HERE

Fill out an application HERE

Adoption Fees Include:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Age-appropriate vaccinations 
  • Deworming
  • Microchip & registration
  • Rabies tag (13 weeks or older)
  • Dogs are heartworm tested and treated if positive
  • Cats are FIV/FeLV tested

In addition, adopters will also receive the following bonus benefits:

  • Free 30 day trial of pet insurance
  • Small bag of food
  • NHS adoption bag
  • Membership to our "Adopter's Club", including 10% discount on all vet services

Adoption Fees

  • Adoption fees vary per animal. If you would like to inquire about a specific animal, please contact our adoption team
  • Adopters are also required to purchase at least one month of heartworm and flea prevention at the time of the adoption

When adopting, please consider all of the medical care, food, sheltering, and more that goes into every adoptable animal. As a nonprofit organization, we spend $350.00 on average per animal to ensure they have the best care possible before going to their new home! 

We are proud to offer a Seniors for Seniors Program where senior citizens can adopt pets over the age of 7 for a waived adoption fee. See the age requirements and other benefits of this program HERE.

See our available dogs HERE

See our available cats HERE

Fill out an application HERE

Contact an Adoption Counselor

Our Adoption Counselors can be reached by calling (985) 892-7387 and pressing "2" or emailing us at adopt@nshumane.org