Adoption Regulations

We strive to make the best match for both dogs and humans. We may suggest another dog or cat than the one you are interested in, based on our assessment of personality and background. We may suggest another time or place for adoption, as well.

  • You must be 18 years old to adopt an animal from us.
  • Puppies under 12 weeks of age and small breed dogs will not be adopted to families with children under the age of 6 for safety reasons.
  • Kittens under 12 weeks of age will not be adopted to families with children under the age of 6 for safety reasons.
  • All adult members of your household must agree to adopt a new pet.
  • You must agree to take your new pet to a veterinarian for a check up shortly after adoption… we strongly suggest that the check up take place within one week of adoption.
  • Before any animal leaves our humane society, the animal must be spay or neutered.   This means that puppies must be at least eight to nine weeks old to be adopted!  Puppies under eight weeks of age are not available for adoption and must be fostered until that age.
  • Dogs must have a new dog tag each year from the proper authority in your locality. Collars and identification tags with area code and telephone number are strongly suggested for both dogs and cats.
  • If you can no longer keep or care for your new pet, you must agree to return the animal to HSCC without cost or refund.
  • HSCC may investigate your home and remove the animal if the home is unsuitable in the Society’s opinion or if you cannot comply with our adoption contract requirements.
The Humane Society for Campbell County reserves to the right to deny the adoption of any animal based on information provided by the applicant, in the best interest of the animal.   This may include refusal to adopt to applicants who have not demonstrated proper responsible veterinary or health care of their current pets;  failure to spay or neuter; keep pets current with required rabies vaccines, or negligent containment practices (i.e. animals running at large in confinement areas,  dogs chained out, declawed cats left outside, etc.)

Here is what we expect from adopters:

  • Adequate veterinary care for your new pet, including current rabies vaccinations, annual wellness exams, and for dogs, HW preventative given regularly.
  • Thoughtful exercise and socializing time with your new pet.
  • Have a training plan in mind. All dogs need training, even if not all need to go to classes.
  • Contact us if you have any problems! We stand behind our adoptions, and consider you our client for the life of the pet. We want to help!