Adopt

How Does the Process to Adopt Work?

Thank you for looking for your new pet at the Pope Memorial Humane Society.  We have several available animals for you to choose from.  We are here to walk you through the process and help you find the best pet for you!

At PMHS our goal is to match pets with people. It’s more than just picking the cutest or the furriest companion animal – it’s about ensuring that the pet you adopt is right for you and your home. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff members are here to answer questions and offer advice to guide you through the process:

Think about your lifestyle and your interests. This will help you decide which type of animal is best suited for you.

Visit our website and view the animals that you would like to meet. Please look closely at the information about the pet, including its age, temperament, and personality. Will this pet match your needs and fit into your lifestyle?

Fill out an adoption application. At PMHS, we use a questionnaire and interview process to ensure that each animal adopted will be matched with the most compatible new owner(s).

Once your application has been reviewed, our adoption counselors will discuss with you any medical or behavioral information relevant to the animal you chose and process your adoption application.

Every dog or cat that is adopted from PMHS is up to date with required vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed/neutered.

Please be aware that the adoption process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the information we need to cover with you and the number of pets going home at the same time. We know this is a time commitment, but your new pet will appreciate it!

How To Adopt a Pet

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change the way we conduct certain aspects of our business. The Adoption Center continues to have limited hours of operation. The process begins with the submission of an application. Once the application is approved, we will reach out to you about the next steps. If you choose to come during walk-in hours, we still highly recommend submitting an online application for pre-approval.

If you do not see an animal that would fit into your home, we highly recommend checking our website weekly as new animals may become available! We do not offer a waitlist for specific breeds, types, etc. As always, adoptions are first come, first serve, meaning the applicant who is approved first gets his/her choice of animals to meet and adopt. We are not able to extend holds on any animals at this time, so we ask interested adopters to make their adoption decision during their appointment and be prepared to take their new pet with home with you.

The easiest way to communicate with us with any questions is via email – [email protected]

We’re paperless!

All adoptions are now being done via Mobile Checkout. We simply text you the link for electronic adoption paper work, you review and sign it, and you’re done! We then send electronic copies of the signed forms and animal’s medical history. Don’t have a smart phone? No problem – We can make it work! 

Adoption Fees must be paid with a debit or credit card only. 

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