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 email@example.com.
Featured Cat and Dog
Adoption fees are waived for kitties and dogs are half off with an approved application.
3 Years Old | Spayed Female | Domestic Medium Hair
October was brought to the shelter in October of last year, thus her name, after being found as a stray. This beautiful girl can be super cuddly and lovable when the mood hits her, but there are times when she'd prefer to be left to her own devices. She's a queen who enjoys surveying her kingdom from on high (like our cat trees). October likes playing with rubber bands, but doesn't like playing with other cats.
2 Years Old | Spayed Female | Domestic Short Hair
Dawn was brought to the shelter on 9/16/20 with her single kitten after both were found as strays. Her baby has found a forever home, but this sweetheart is still waiting for her time to shine. If her big, beautiful eyes aren't enough to convince you to take her home then her personality sure will. Dawn is the laid back, quiet type. She has her favorite spot in one of our cat trees where she can be found patiently waiting for pets.
Please note that our adoption form cannot be filled out on a mobile device. The form will not register in our system and must be filled out using a computer.
Puppies (1 Year and Under); $185
Purebred Dogs Under 2 Years Old; $235
Purebred Dogs Over 2 Years Old; $215
Adult Mixed Breed; $145
Kittens (1 Year and Under); $105
Adult Cats; $90
Purebred Cats; $135
* Remember: Adoption donations include the animals' distemper, bordetella, and rabies vaccine, as well as their spay or neuter, flea treatment, deworming and microchip. It also allows us to keep helping animals in need.
The Elk County Humane Society offers a $25 discount on all adoption fees for both seniors 55 years and older, as well as active, reserve and retired veterans. This discount cannot be combined with any other adoption special or discount. A valid photo ID must be proved in order to qualify.