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 out the online application using the link at the right 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.  We offer fostering the new pet for about a week.  This allows time to make sure everything will work out for both family and pet(s).  If a connection is made then you have a new best friend and an official adoption can be completed.  All dog adopters must leave the shelter will 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.

11 Years Old | Spayed Female | Pit Bull Mix

Angel was originally surrendered to the shelter o 2/3/16 due to her owner passing away.  She was adopted out but unfortunately returned because she wasn't getting along with the other dog in the home.  Angel lives up to her name!  She is a total sweet heart who adores people and loves to give kisses.  This pretty girl is completely blind so she does require some extra help getting around sometimes.   

3 Years Old | Spayed Female | Domestic Short Hair

Olivia was brought to the shelter on 12/7/18 after being found as a stray.  This gorgeous girl leans more on the independent side.  She enjoys hanging out in the catio and watching the birds.  She's very calm and laid back but doesn't tolerate other cats very well.  She would much rather enjoy your company by herself.