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 his forever home!  Check back next month to see who the next one will be!

8 Months Old | Domestic Short Hair | Spayed Female 


Frito was found as a stray and brought to the shelter with her brothers and sisters on 5/11/19.  All of her siblings were lucky enough to find their forever families, but Frito is still waiting for her time to shine.  She has more than just those beautiful, bright eyes of hers to make you fall in love.  Frito is super playful and has never met another kitty she hasn't gotten along with.  Her favorite toy is a pipe cleaner!