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.

7 Years Old | Spayed Female | Lab/Rottweiler Mix


Bella was brought to the shelter on 5/18/19 after her original owner was no longer able to care for her due to their health problems.  This beautiful girl can take some time to warm up to new people, but once she does then her true personality shines through.  She can be quite the love bug once she learns to trust new people.  Bella walks wonderfully on a leash.  She would do best in a home without other dogs or small children.

Our "Featured Cat" has been adopted!  A new one will be featured next month, so keep checking back to see who it will be.