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?

Changes to Adoption Protocol

Beginning January 1st 2019, the state of Pennsylvania now requires that all dog adopters purchase either a yearly or lifetime license before adopting their new best friend.  Only cash or check payments will be accepted for the purchasing of a license.  If you have any questions, please call the shelter at (814) 834-3247 or email us at management@echumanesociety.org. 

Featured Cat and Dog

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

Our Featured Dog has found their forever home!  A new pup will be featured next month, so make sure you check back to see who it will be.

9 Months Old | Neutered Male | Domestic Short Hair


Hans was brought to the shelter on 6/4/19 after being found as a stray.  This nicely dressed man is the last of the siblings still at the shelter, we think its finally time for him to find his forever home.  Hans is a super playful kitty, who loves to spend time in the catio with his shelter buddies.  He gets along very well with other cats.