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The Adoption Process

Animals are available for adoption by appointment only. Adoptable animal spaces are closed to public visitation - animals may be viewed online. 

All adoption requests must be submitted via our secure, online adoption portal. Access this portal by clicking on the profile of the animal(s) you are interested in adopting. 

Please review the information below to learn more about our adoption process. 

  • Step One: View Available Animals

    Please do not come to the Adoption Center. We cannot currently accommodate pre-adoption visitation for families to meet available animals. You can view adoptable animals at the links below. 

    Dogs Puppies Cats Kittens Rabbits

    Don't see an animal you're looking for? Please check back. Please check back. Animals are added to our site throughout the day. 

    Contact our team at [email protected]

  • Step Two: Submit an Application

    Please carefully review the information below.

    Individuals interested in adopting may do so by submitting their application through our online adoption portal. To begin the adoption process, click on the photo of an adoptable animal to view their profile. If you are interested in adopting, click the "adopt me" button and you will be directed through the steps to submit your adoption application.

    Once your application is received, our team will review your application, and may be in touch to provide additional information on the status of the animal(s) you're interested in adopting before approving.

    All available animals are listed online and animals are added daily.

    Contact our team at [email protected]

  • Step Three: Complete the Adoption

    Once approved, our team will work with you to set up an appointment and will send you more information about the day of your adoption. Adoption fees will be paid through our secure, online adoption portal.

    If you are adopting a dog, your appointment will include a social to introduce him or her to any people and dogs (when applicable) in the home. Socials are unavailable for puppy, kitten, and adult cat adoptions. 

    You will also be asked to purchase a few necessary items in order to bring your new family member home with you. These items include a collar and leash for dogs and a carrier for cats.

    Animal licenses are required at the time of adoption and are not included in adoption fees. Licensing fees vary according to the county or jurisdiction in which you reside. Clark County residents may learn more about licensing fees here

    Contact our team at [email protected]

Adoption Information

  • Meeting Adoptable Pets

    Our team is working diligently to implement best practices for an adoption process that provides a safe and healthy experience for staff, volunteers, animals, and guests. At this time, public visitation of adoptable animals is unavailable. Please do not come to the Adoption Center. Available animals may be viewed on our website. 

    Looking for more information about the adoption process? Please review the information at the top of this page. 

  • Adoption Fees

    Adoption fees vary based on factors like an animal's age, breed, and medical/health history. Premium adoption fees may apply to some animals.


    Kittens (under 6 months) - $180
    Youth (6 months-2 years) - $80
    Adult (3-6 years) - $50
    Senior (7+ years) - $25


    Puppies (under 6 months) - $400-$600
    Youth (6 months-2 years) - $250-$400
    Adult (3-6 years) - $150-$300
    Senior (7+ years) - $50-$100


    All ages - $25

  • What's included in Adoption?

    Spay or neuter surgery. It's part of our commitment to reducing the population of unwanted and homeless animals. 

    Microchip ID and national registration. Microchips are registered and updated with current contact information at the time of adoption. This information can be updated at any time by creating an account on the website for the pet's microchip.  

    Select vaccinations. Vaccinations need to be updated regularly as instructed by your family vet. All pets are vaccinated prior to adoption and a vaccine history will be provided at the time of adoption.  

    Complimentary veterinary exam with a local participating veterinarian. All families receive options for follow-up care with a local veterinarian covering basic exams and wellness checks. More information on these services will be provided at the time of adoption. 

    Animal training information. HSSW offers training classes for dogs at discounted rates for adopters.  

    Coupons for treats, toys and more! As part of our partnership with Mud Bay, all adopters receive coupons for use at their local store. 

    Registration with Finding Rover. Finding Rover is a facial recognition software that can help locate your pet if it goes missing. Your pet is automatically registered at the time of adoption. 

  • Breed Requests

    We are unable to offer reservations or requests to be notified when specific breeds of dogs or cats become available for adoption. Adopters interested in a specific breed of animal are encouraged to monitor our website daily. 

  • Rabbit Adoptions

    Rabbits can make wonderful pets! They can charm you with their silly bunny shenanigans, keep you cozy for the cutest Netflix binge ever, and become your best friend. Looking for more information about rabbits in your home? Check out our friends at Rabbit Advocates! They have wonderful resources for families interested in adopting a rabbit.

    And when you prepare to adopt a rabbit, don't forget to visit our friends at Orchard's Feed to make sure your rabbit has all the food, bedding, and supplies he or she needs to settle into your home. 

After Adopting

  • Medical Concerns

    We care for more than 8,000 animals annually. Just like humans, simple viruses (like dog and cat colds) can be transmitted easily and symptoms may not develop until days later. Treatment of many conditions may be covered by the certificates for complimentary medical services included in your adoption packet. Adopters are strongly encouraged to utilize these certificates after adoption. 

    If you have a post-adoption medical concern, call us at 360.693.4746 or email [email protected].

  • Behavior Concerns

    After heading home, it takes some time for pets to adjust to their new environment. Make sure to give your pet plenty of time to get used to this new, exciting life. Remembering a few simple guidelines can help:

    Keep it simple. Your pet will want to settle in to their new home so try to limit any extra excitement until they've had time to adjust. 
    Play it safe. If you adopted a dog, make sure he always wears his collar and stays on-leash when you're in an unfenced area. We recommend you do not visit a dog park or other areas with lots of dog traffic right away. 
    Go slow. Your pet has just experienced a lot of change. While it's important to introduce habits like house-training and establish boundaries for acceptable behavior in the home, try not to overwhelm them with more than just the basics of home life in the first few days. 

    You'll find a list of tips and strategies for managing common behaviors, training resources, and more on our Resources Page

    If you have a post-adoption behavior concern, or you need a little help, call us at 360.693.4746 or email [email protected].

Contact our team at [email protected]

Canine Coach

Dog Training

We're your Canine Coach! Helping your best friend be your best behaved friend. Our training programs are here to make a difference one paw at a time.



HSSW volunteers are amazing! From animal care and enrichment, to administrative support, guest service, or lending a hand at ReTails Thrift Store - our volunteers enrich the lives of our animals and our community.



From a 5k run to dinners and auctions - and everywhere in between. Have a great time while you support the dogs and cats. Join us at our next event!