How to Adopt a Pet

Our adoption fees are as follows:

  • Puppies under 4 months – $150.00 (and up)
  • Dogs 4 months and older – Mixed breed – $100.00 (and up)
  • Pure Bred Dog – any age – $175.00 (and up)
  • Kittens – up to 1 year – $100 (and up)
  • Adult Cats – 1 year and over – $80.00 (and up)
  • $25.00 off each additional animal adopted on same day  (Not Valid with any other sales or coupons).
  • 10% off all fees for Seniors and Veterans

All dogs and cats are spayed and/or neutered prior to adoption and the adoption fee also includes microchipping at the time of adoption. All dogs must leave the Shelter with a collar and leash and all cats must leave in an approved carrier. Visit our PAWSITIVELY PURRFECT ADOPTION CENTER.

Placing Animals with HSMS

NOTICE: It is a crime to abuse, ignore, or dump unwanted animals. These offenses are punishable by incarceration and fine. HSMS will prosecute to the fullest extent allowed by law those caught dumping animals on HSMS or other property.

HSMS realizes there are situations where pets can no longer be cared for. It is not a crime or shameful event if you are UNABLE to care for your animals or find loving homes for them. The sad truth is that owners die, become ill, grow old, lose their jobs, lose their homes, and suffer many other tragic circumstances that impact one’s ability to care for a pet. And while HSMS is severely limited in its resources – both human and fiscal – you are able to place your animal with us. If you want to relinquish your animal to HSMS, please go here for contact information and to schedule an appointment.

Animal Intake Process

All animal intakes are done on an appointment basis. This ensures that there is “room at the inn” and that the necessary staffing is available to test, evaluate and vaccinate the incoming animal as well as to record all the required information relative to examinations, medical, etc. The in-processing process takes approximately 45 minutes from start to finish.

HSMS would appreciate any donation to help with the cost of medical care that may be required to prepare the pet for adoption. The cost of caring for animals is astronomical. HSMS is a non-profit organization, receives minimal county funding and has no veterinarians on staff. That means HSMS absorbs all room, board, medical, staff, records, and placement fees for each animal taken in. The standard medical intake includes:

All Dogs

  • DHPP shot for distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus
  • Bordatella shot (kennel cough)
  • Worming
  • Heartworm test (over 6 months)
  • Heartworm prevention
  • Flea treatment and prevention (if applicable)
  • Ear cleaning and ivomec if mites found
  • Bath and toe nail trim

All Cats

  • Feline leukemia/AIDS test
  • Feline leukemia and distemper shot
  • Worming
  • Flea treatment and prevention (if applicable)
  • Toe nail trim
  • Ear cleaning and ivomec if mites found

Wish List

If you don’t find the perfect pet from among those available for adoption today, we can assist you with finding the pet of your dreams. By emailing us with your contact information and the type of pet you desire, we can alert you when that type of pet comes available. We encourage you to check the dog and cat adoption pages frequently as the pets change frequently.

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