Our Adoption Process

Adopting a new friend from the Elk County Humane Society is really very simple.  All you have to do is fill out our application for the dog or cat you are interested in.  This can be done right at the shelter or by filling out the online application using the link at the right side of this page.  The application contains some questions to help us get to know you better.  You will be asked to supply your veterinarian for a quick reference check.  Don't panic new pet owners!  Don't have a vet yet?  Supply a few non-family references that can vouch for your ability to care for an animal.  When the paperwork is all done a "meet and greet" with other family dog(s) will be encouraged.  We offer fostering the new pet for about a week.  This allows time to make sure everything will work out for both family and pet(s).  If a connection is made then you have a new best friend and an official adoption can be completed.  Easy, right?

Adoption Promotion 

Featured Cat and Dog

Adoption fees are waived for kitties, and dogs are half off, with an approved application.

Meet Max!

10 years old | Neutered Male | DSH


Max was, unfortunately, surrendered to the shelter on March 3rd, 2017 after his original owner passed away.  Despite this hardship, he has kept his hopeful outlook on life and his love for people.  This handsome man is just looking for a couch to lay on to enjoy the rest of his days in someone's loving arms.

Meet Missy!

6 years old | Spayed Female | Hound Mix


Missy joined the shelter family on January 20th, 2016 after she was found as a stray.  She was adopted out shortly after, but - unfortunately - had to be returned when her adopter was forced to move without her.  During her time here, Missy has become a walking favorite who is often requested by volunteers, both adults and kids alike, for her relaxed walking style and calm personality.  Maybe today will be the day Missy will finally find her forever home.