Adoption

Adoptable CatsAdoptable Dogs


Adoption Hours:
Tues: APPT ONLY Weds: APPT ONLY Thur: APPT ONLY
Fri: APPT ONLY
Sat: APPT ONLY
Sun: APPT ONLY


 

We hope you and your family are well.  You are part of the Shelby Humane community that includes volunteers, donors and adopters we typically see every day – and none of the work we do to help people and pets is possible without our team of dedicated employees.  Our responsibility to animals in our care and the safety of our employees means we need to find homes for all 80+ animals in our facility through adoption, foster homes, or our transport partners throughout the United States.  Our target is to do this by next Friday 4/10.  We want you to know what that means:

  • If you have considered adopting a pet, we need you to see those available through our website and schedule an appointment. Over 40 people have done that already so please act quickly.  All adoption fees have been waived during this time.
  • We need foster families to open their homes to those dogs that aren’t adopted. Please visit our website to complete a brief foster application so we can better match a dog to your home.  Transfers will be made safely outside our building.
  • No animals will be harmed in this process. We’re confident that the efforts described above will ensure that every animal finds a home quickly.  If not, we will continue to provide the same compassionate care we always have.

If you are struggling with the decision to surrender an animal, please visit our new website which explains how to schedule that in the future, and includes information about free pet food and other resources that may allow you to keep your pet.  You should continue to contact your local or Shelby County animal control departments for emergency situations.

We know many families are struggling financially during this time as well.  You can probably image the financial impact that the COVID-19 response has had on Shelby Humane.  We will utilize federal disaster support as it becomes available.  If circumstances allow you to do so, please consider helping us through this extraordinary time with a donation through our website or text SHELBY to 41444.

 

Please view our website for CATS or DOGS. If you see a pet you want to adopt, COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Adoption Appointment Request

This form is to allow potential adopters to request appointments with individual animals during the COVID 19 Pandemic.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be submitted 30 minutes before close and you must be present to be considered for same-day adoption.

On peak adoption days, please be prepared to wait a minimum of 1-2 hours to complete an adoption. Currently these days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays.


Adoption FAQ Final


adoption application final


DID YOU RECENTLY ADOPT? WE PROVIDE A VARIETY OF RESOURCES WHETHER YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CRATE TRAINING OR CAT SCRATCHING. CHECK THEM OUT BELOW!

adopted a shelter cat FINAL   ADOPTED A SHELTER DOG FINAL  other health and behavioral FINAL