Adopting at HSSW

Ready to find your new family member? That's our favorite part of the day! At HSSW, you'll find a variety of dogs, cats, and rabbits just waiting for a family like you. Click the links below to view animals available for adoption.

Haven't adopted at HSSW for a while? Welcome! Make sure you are up to date - click to learn more about our adoption process.

UPDATE: Families who wish to adopt cats, kittens, or rabbits may now visit in-person, by appointment only. 

And don't forget to check out our current adoption promotions. Your new family member might just have a reduced adoption fee! Adoption promotions vary throughout the year, as needed.

  • Adoption Promotions and Discounts

    Summer Lovin' |Reduced-fee adoptions for dogs 3 and older

    Love the summer with a new family dog. Take 20% off adoption fees for dogs age 3 and older. Whether you're looking for a new jogging buddy or a couch potato or something in between, you could meet your new canine BFF.

    Wise Whiskers | Reduced-fee adoptions for cats 3 and older

    Kittens are cute, but these whiskers are wise! $10 adoption fees for all cats age 3 and older. When you welcome an adult cat into your home, you have a companion who is ready to be your best bud - without the kitten learning-curve. 

    He Cared. We Care. | 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. 


Dogs

Puppies

Cats

Kittens

Rabbits

 

The Adoption Process

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

Cat and Rabbit Adoption Process

The cat and rabbit adoption process offers both an in-person and online adoption experience. In-person adoptions require an appointment and allow guests to meet with up to two animals they are interested in adopting. The online adoption process provides a limited-contact process, and adoptions are completed online without meeting the animal.

Learn more about each option by reviewing the information below. 

  • Adopting In-Person

    For those who prefer to adopt meet and adopt in-person, HSSW offers limited, scheduled appointments for families. Maximum of two individuals for the appointment. Masks are required for anyone not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Step One: Schedule an Appointment

    Appointments are available for cats and kittens only. These appointments are limited to 30 minutes, adopters may select up to two cats to meet during their appointment. You will need a smartphone or tablet to complete the adoption. If you do not have a device, an HSSW tablet will be made available for you during your visit. 

    Schedule an Appointment

    Individuals who arrive without an appointment may be offered an appointment if available. This cannot be guaranteed. 

    Step Two: Arriving for Your Appointment

    When you arrive for your appointment, please ring the bell and our team will meet you. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes - up to 15 minutes to view available cats and 15 minutes to meet. You may select up to two cats you are interested in meeting for your adoption social.

    Step Three: Adopting Your New Cat

    If you choose to adopt one of the cats you selected, you will use your tablet or smartphone to scan the cat's QR code. This will open our adoption portal on your device. You will then proceed to complete the adoption on your device. This can be done in our lobby, or in your car.

  • Adopting Online

    All currently available cats and kittens can be viewed on our website. The adoption process is convenient, simple, and offers a contact-free adoption experience. Learn more below. 

    Step One: View available Cats and Kittens

    Click below to view all cats, rabbits, and kittens currently looking for a new family. 

    Cats Kittens Rabbits

    Step Two: Submit an Application

    To begin the adoption process, click on the photo of an adoptable animal. If you are interested in adopting, click the "adopt me" button and to begin the process. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by our team. You will receive automated updates on the status of your application.

    Step Three: Complete the Adoption

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

Dog Adoption Process

The dog adoption process is currently available online only. This process provides a limited-contact adoption, completed online. Learn more below.

  • Step One: View Available Dogs

    Dog adoption spaces are not open to the public. All dog adoptions must be completed online. Click below to view all dogs and puppies currently in our care and looking for a new home. 

    Dogs Puppies

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

  • Step Two: Submit an Application

    To begin the adoption process, click on the photo of an adoptable animal to learn more about them. If you are interested in adopting, click the "adopt me" button and to begin the process. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by our team. You will receive automated updates on the status of your application.

  • 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. Your appointment will include a social to introduce him or her to any people and dogs (when applicable) in the home. 

Other Adoption Items

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

Adoption Information

Looking for more general information about adoptions at HSSW? Check out the information below!

  • 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.

    Cats

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

    Dogs

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

    Rabbits

    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. 
  • Where Do the Animals Come From?

    Many of our pets are from right here in our community. They may be stray or lost, or surrendered by a family who could no longer care for them. But many of our animals (usually dogs, but also some cats) arrive at HSSW through our transport program! HSSW has partnerships with many shelters in our area, around the country, and even some contacts internationally. 

    Transporting animals provides an opportunity to find homes for many animals from shelters who are overcrowded and cannot care for them. We're grateful for the opportunity to provide a second chance to these animals in need. 

  • 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. 


Questions?
Contact our team at [email protected]

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