Adoption Process and Fees

Adoption Process and Fees

How to Adopt an Animal from HHS

Each year hundreds of homeless animals are united with caring adopters at Hinsdale Humane Society. Our goal is to make appropriate, permanent, matches between adopters and our shelter animals. Our staff members are trained to help families find just the right animal for their needs.

 

Adoption Process

We invite you begin your search for a loving pet. Here is how our adoption process works:

  1. Find your pet by visiting the shelter or viewing our Available Animals.
  2. Find the perfect pet? Talk with one of our adoption counselors to determine if the animal is well suited for your family.
  3. Meet with the animal one-on-one! Our adoption counselor will set you up in our get acquainted area to interact with the animal you choose
  4. Finalize the adoption. Complete the adoption contract and receive a Pet Adoption Kit which includes your contract, pet care literature and ID tag.
  5. All animals must be spayed or neutered before they go home. If they are not already altered, you will be able to pick up your new pet within 2-3 days.

Additional Information

You may fill out the online Adoption Application or you may come into the shelter during adoption hours to complete your application. Completing an application does not place a “hold” on the animal, nor is it a guarantee of adoption. All customers are handled on a “first come, first served” basis. We do not schedule appointments. We look forward to meeting you to help you find your next furry family member!

Adoption Fees

Fees vary depending on factors such as breed, age, size, behavior, physical condition, and public demand. 

Cats and Kittens $50 - $175
Cats 1 year of age or older No Fee
Dogs and Puppies $50 - $300
Dogs 6+ years if you are 60+ Free through our Friends for Life Program
Seniors $25 discount on regular priced adoptions

Each Adoption Includes:

Dogs:

  • Pet Adoption Kit including your Adoption Contract and pet care literature
  • General health exam
  • Inoculation against distemper and other canine diseases
  • De-worming
  • Flea/ear mite treatment, if applicable
  • Heartworm test for dogs 6 months of age or older
  • Heartworm preventative while at HHS (April through November)
  • Microchip
  • Lifetime ID tag (on HHS registry)
  • Free medical exam at participating veterinary clinic

Cats:

  • Pet Adoption Kit including your Adoption Contract and pet care literature
  • General health exam
  • Inoculation against distemper and other feline diseases
  • De-worming
  • Feline leukemia/FIV/heartworm tests for cats 6 months of age or older
  • Flea/ear mite treatment, if applicable
  • Microchip
  • Lifetime ID tag (on HHS registry)
  • Safety collar
  • Cardboard cat carrier
  • Free medical exam at participating veterinary clinic

Adoption Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 2:00pm-7:30pm
Wednesday Noon-5:30pm
Thursday Noon-5:30pm
Friday Noon-5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am-3:30pm
Sunday 10:00am-3:30pm

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