Stop by between 1-6pm to meet any of our adoptable pets!
Have your eye on a specific animal? Download and complete the questionnaire for the type of animal in which you are interested and bring it with you to the shelter during open hours.
• Cat questionnaire
• Dog questionnaire
• Small animal (guinea pig, rabbit, rat, etc.) questionnaire
All adoptions are done on a first come, first served, and first approved basis. You must be 18 years of age or older, have identification showing your present address, and, if you do not own the property on which you live, have the knowledge and consent of your landlord & provide a copy of your lease agreement. Please also ensure you are able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a new pet.
If you own your home, or rent and have written permission from your landlord, you are eligible to adopt a pet from the Whitman County Humane Society. In the best interests of the animals, the shelter staff reserves the right to refuse adoptions. Only individuals or families qualify to adopt; we do not adopt animals to a group such as a sorority or fraternity. We do not allow animals to be adopted as a gift. All adoptions will be made on a first come, first served, and first approved basis. If you already own a dog and are interested in adopting a dog from our shelter, we require a meet-and-greet with your current dog(s) prior to approving your application.
All animals have been evaluated for adoptability. Our knowledgeable staff will help you transition your pet to his or her new home.
Your adoption donation helps WCHS pay for the care of your new companion from the time s/he enters our facility until s/he joins your home. Your pet comes to you having received the following: spay or neutering, a veterinary exam, all appropriate vaccinations, worming, and a microchip. These services at a local clinic would cost about $200. Additionally, cats and kittens are tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
|Pet Type||Donation||Total Cost|
|Cat (7+ months)||$74.21 + Tax||$80|
|Senior Cat||$37.11 + Tax||$40|
|Kitten (4-7 months)||$102.04 + Tax||$110|
|Kitten (under 4 months)||$153.06 + Tax||$165|
|Dog (7+ months)||$120.59 + Tax||$130|
|Senior Dog (Small 10+y, M/L 8+y, XL 5+y) ||$60.30 + Tax||$65|
|Puppy (4-7 months)||$162.34 + Tax||$175|
|Puppy (under 4 months)||$213.36 + Tax||$230|
|Rabbit||$55.56 + Tax||$60|
|Guinea pig||$27.83 + Tax||$30|
|Rat||$11.13 + Tax||$12|
|"Shelter ambassador" (typically purebred) dogs||$255+10 + Tax||$275|
|"Shelter ambassador" (typically purebred) cats ||$208 + Tax||$225|
|Fees for other species vary depending on breed, age, and other factors. Occasionally a particular pet's adoption fee may be higher. In addition, the adoption fee for Hope Fund animals is $200 total for dogs, $175 for cats ($185.53 and $162.34 before tax, respectively) to assist in replenishing that fund for the next injured homeless pet. Please consult the Director of Shelter Operations for more details.