We ask that everyone visiting HSSW wear a mask and practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet apart. Thank you for your understanding and for putting health and safety first. For more about appropriate use of face coverings, please visit CDC.gov.
Animals are available for adoption by appointment only. Adoptable animal spaces are closed to public visitation - animals may be viewed online only. Families interested in adopting may review the information below and submit an adoption request. All inquiries must be submitted via the adoption request form below.
Please review the information below to learn more about our adoption process.
The Adoption Process
Step One: View Available Animals
Please do not come to the Adoption Center. Our adoption process cannot currently accommodate pre-adoption visitation for families to meet available animals. You can meet adoptable animals at the links below.
Don't see an animal you're looking for? Please check back. The limited-contact adoptions process isn't suitable for all animals or all families. More animals will be made available for adoption as our team works to implement a process that is safe and healthy for all staff, volunteers, animals, and guests.
Questions? Contact our team at [email protected]
Step Two: Submit a Request
Please carefully review the information below.
Individuals interested in adopting must complete the form below. Families will receive a response from our team once the adoption request has been reviewed. HSSW is currently operating on limited staffing levels, responses may take up to 5 business days.
Adoptions are a first-come first-served process. We do not offer adoption holds at this time.
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. If you are adopting a dog, your appointment will include an outdoor social to introduce him or her to any people and dogs (when applicable) in the home. 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 collar and 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.
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 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.
30 days of free pet insurance. Adopters interested in pet insurance must call to activate this service. Additional contact information will be provided at the time of adoption.
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.
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.
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].
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]