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At HSSW, you'll find a variety of dogs, cats, and rabbits just waiting for a family like you. Please review the information below to learn more about our adoption process.
Step One: Viewing the Animals
You can see available animals online or in person daily from 2:00-6:00. Families arriving to view adoptable animals are asked to sign in at the adoption counter and may then proceed to the adoptable animal spaces. Families who already know the animal(s) they would like to meet may proceed directly to the adoption counter for the next available adoption counselor. Please note: pets of adopting families are not permitted on the adoption floor.
Step Two: Meeting the Animals
Families who are interested in adopting may request to meet up to two dogs or cats during their visit. Adoption socials are coordinated by HSSW staff and volunteers. Due to available space, families meeting the animals will be limited to three individuals.
Step Three: Submitting an Application
Applications must be submitted via our online adoption portal. This can be done on-site with a smartphone or tablet. An HSSW tablet will be made available for adopters who do not have a device to complete their application. To adopt an animal, you must be 18 or older.
Adopters who choose to do so may begin their adoption process online. Simply click the “adopt me” button on the profile of the animal they would like to adopt. Once complete, the application will be submitted to our staff and automated updates on the adoption process will be sent to the adopter via email. If the adoption is approved, our team will contact the adopter to arrange an appointment to pick up their new family member.
Many cat and small animal adoptions may be completed entirely online, while others (like dogs and puppies) require an adoption social for the adopting family before an adoption can be completed. Online adoptions for kittens may also be limited to in-person only.
Scheduling Adoption Socials
If a dog is being adopted by a family with other dogs at home, an adoption social is required. This helps us make sure the adoptable dog will be a good fit for their new housemates. These socials will be scheduled by our Adoption Team after you have completed an adoption application.
Meeting Special Placement Animals
Some animals may have placement needs that require a consultation with a member of our staff to discuss what they need in their new home. In these instances, an online application must be submitted prior to meeting the dog or cat. A member of our team will contact you to schedule a time to meet the adoptable animal and learn more about their placement needs.
Adoption Events and Promotions
You can't put a price tag on love, but we are happy to offer promotions for reduced-fee adoptions when possible. If you're looking for your new, furry family member, check out our current promotions.
Discounts for Military Service
It's our way of thanking those who have sacrificed. Every day, active-duty and veterans of US Military service receive 25% off adoption fees. We are grateful to the Ray Hickey Foundation for making this program possible.
Contact our team at [email protected]