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Adopting a New Pet

Name: Flip
Breed: Domestic Shorthair mix
Sex: Male
Color: Black/White
Age: 9 years
Size: Large
ID: A22700172

Adopting a Pet at HSCA

Welcome to Humane Society Calumet Area's adoption center! Our purpose is to take in unwanted animals and in return, find them all loving homes.

Adoption Procedures

Our staff and volunteers are available to help you find an animal that is a good fit for your home and lifestyle. Once you have decided on the animal(s) that you would like to meet, please ask a staff member for assistance. Only staff members and approved volunteers can remove animals from their cages. Then you will be able to meet with the animal(s) you have chosen.

After an adoption decision has been made, please return to the front desk and give the receptionist a name, cage number, or the description of the animal you are interested in adopting. A staff member or volunteer can help you complete an adoption application.

Adoption Questionnaire

Potential adopters must bring a photo ID. Adopters must be 21 years or older. We apologize that we cannot hold any animals without a completed application.

Once an adoption questionnaire has been completed, potential adopters will meet with an adoption counselor to ensure that the animal will be a good fit for the adopter's lifestyle and home environment.

The adoption process can take from one to three business days. If approved, an HSCA representative will call to set up a time for you to pick up your new pet. HSCA reserves the right to deny any application.

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees include basic care provided at the shelter, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, heartworm preventive and treatment if needed, an ear check for mites, a nail trim, flea/tick preventive and a microchip implantation. Adoption fees are:

Dogs & Puppies

  • Large Dogs (over 30 lbs.) $75
  • Small Dogs (under 30 lbs.) $150
  • Puppies (under 6-months-old) $200
  • Senior dogs (over 7-years-old) 1/2 price adoption fee

Cats & Kittens

  • Kittens (under 4-months-old) $50
  • Adult Cats (over 4-months to 7 years) $25
  • Adult Cats (over 7-years-old) No adoption fee

Adoption Specials

Veteran Specials: Veterans can adopt up to two pets with all fees waived. A military ID is required.

Dog Specials: Adoption fees 1/2 price for senior dogs (7 years or older, depending on weight class).

Cat Specials: Adoption fee waived for cats over seven-years-old.

Additional fees may apply:

  • Medical Fee (vaccines, heartworm test, rabies vaccine) $35
  • Optional: FeLV/FIV test for cats - $25

Small Animal Adoption Fees

  • Rabbits $45
  • Ferrets $30
  • Guinea Pigs $15
  • Hamsters $10

    Taking Your New Pet Home

    Please bring a leash and collar or cat carrier to help safely bring your new pet home. Leashes, collars, carriers, and more are available for purchase at our adoption center. Proceeds of sales support the life-saving work of HSCA!

    Visit Often

    We thank you for your interest in adopting your next pet from HSCA! If for some reason you do not find the perfect pet you are looking for, we invite you to come back and visit regularly.