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.  Easy, right?

Featured Cat and Dog

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

8 Months Old | Staffordshire Bull Terrier | Spayed Female | Tan/Black


We received word from a shelter based in Ohio that they had taken several dogs from a hoarding situation and were in dire need of help placing them in homes. We answered their call and took took some in, including Benatar, on 5/5/18. Benatar is a playful, goofy pup who adores people. She loves to make you laugh and enjoys swimming.

1 Year Old | Domestic Short Hair | Spayed Female | Gray Tabby


Heidi came to the shelter on 3/13/18 after being found as a stray. This gorgeous girl loves to play and can keep up with even the most rambunctious kittens. She gets along will with everyone, both other cats and people alike! Heidi can't wait to get started on her next adventure.