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?

Featured Cat and Dog

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

2 Years Old | Hound/Lab Mix | Neutered Male

This handsome guy was surrendered to the shelter on 4/6/18 because his original owners had too many animals. Hawk has had a rough start to his life and is sometimes fearful of strangers. He has made leaps and bounds of progress since coming to us, but he still needs some extra time to learn that humans aren’t so bad after all. He just needs a gentle hand and a little love to become the best dog he can be. Once Hawk gets to know you, he is a gentle giant who loves attention and will do anything for a tasty treat.

2 Years Old | DSH | Neutered Male

This charmer was originally surrendered to the shelter after being found as a stray on 7/9/16 and adopted out shortly after. Unfortunately, he was returned on 4/28/18 due to his adopter’s lifestyle changes. West is a fun-loving guy who likes to explore with his buddies. After a hard day of play, he enjoys curling up by the window for a cat nap. West is looking for a forever home that shares his love for fun (and naps)!