Small Animals

The Adoption Process

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

Animals can be viewed online or during regular hours, Tues-Sun, Noon-6:00 pm. If you already know the animal(s) you would like to meet, you may proceed directly to the adoption counter for the next available adoption counselor.

When viewing pets on our website, you may click the "Adopt Me" button and enter your information. Please note: this does not reserve the pet for you, it enters your information into our system. If you are interested in adopting a specific animal you see on our website, you must begin the adoption process in person at our adoption center.

Step Two: Meeting the Animals

You may request to meet up to two dogs or cats during your visit. Adoption socials are coordinated by HSSW staff and volunteers. Adoptable dogs (excluding puppies) will need to meet all individuals and other dogs who live in the adopter's household. To allow time for the adoption process, we are generally unable to accommodate adoption socials after 5:30 pm.

Step Three: Submitting an Application

If you're ready to adopt, the final step is to complete an application. An adoption counselor will be available to assist with any additional questions you may have as you finalize your adoption.

Want to learn more?

Adopting a new pet is a big step and it's important to be informed. Learn more about adopting at HSSW and check out some FAQs. 

Adoption Information

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 10% off adoption fees. 

Pets Available for Rehoming

Rehoming services help pets find new homes without entering the shelter. To support rehoming in our community, HSSW is proud to partner with Home to Home. See a listing of pets currently seeking new homes in our community on our Home to Home listing.

Please note: the animals listed on Home to Home are not resident animals at HSSW. To adopt a pet listed with Home to Home, you must first register and then may contact the pet's owner to learn more. We are unable to provide any additional information or facilitate adoptions for pets listed on Home to Home.

View Pets at Home to Home

Contact our team at [email protected]

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