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 it out using the link on the right hand 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.  Once everything is approved, we will fill out the paperwork to make it all official, unless the pet is not yet spayed or neutered then they will be put on foster until they are fixed.  If it doesn't work out, don't worry!  We offer a 90 day return policy where your adoption fee will be refunded if your new pet turns out to not be the best fit.  All dog adopters must leave the shelter with either a yearly or lifetime license before adopting their new best friend.  Easy, right?

Featured Cat and Dog

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


Salem was brought to the shelter after her original owner was no longer able to care for her.  This pretty lady mostly keeps to herself, but doesn't mind some attention from time to time on her own terms.  She is a huge fan of fluffy, comfy beds, and treats!  Salem would do best as the only kitty in the home.


Teddy was brought to the shelter after being found as a stray. This handsome, happy-go-lucky guy is all about that adventure! His three great loves are food (of course!), playtime, and snuggle time. Teddy is looking for a family that loves being on the move as much as he does, though he would prefer it if he were the only dog in the home. As long as he's with you, he's happy!