Adoption Fees & Process

The HSEP strives to build families four paws at a time. If you're looking to become adopt, the HSEP will happily assist you through the process of becoming a brand new pet parent.

The Humane Society of El Paso does its very best to unite adopters with their paw-fect match. Caring staff and volunteers will help lead adopters through the adoption process and can answer almost any questions about a certain breed, animal or training. The HSEP is committed to making sure adopters not only fall in love with one of the rescues, but leave with all of the knowledge and resources they need to be a great pet parent.

The HSEP is always full and receives new animals daily. Stop by and visit anytime Monday through Friday from 11am-6pm or Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Adoption Requirements

In order to adopt from the HSEP, you must be at least 18 years of age and provide a valid driver’s license or state issued I.D. There is an application and contract that must be filled out as part of the adoption process. It is the responsibilty of the adoptor to check with housing managers and landlords to ensure pets are indeed allowed in the home.

You may view the Adoption Application and Contract . You may also fill it out before visiting the shelter, if you choose.

All Adoptions Include:

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Microchip
  • Age Appropriate Vaccinations
  • All dogs six months and over are on Heartworm Prevantative
  • All cats are FeLV/FIV tested

Adoption Fees

Check for special adoption fees monthly and during holidays. Check out the current adoption promotions.  And don't forget every Friday the adoption fee for cats and kittens is $50.00. This fee includes spay/neuter surgery, all age appropriate vaccinations, and microchip with national and local registration. There is an additional fee of $12.50 for cats and dogs over 4 months for their rabies vaccine and registration certificate.

Fees for puppies and kittens 8 to 16 weeks of age

Puppies: $175
Kittens: $100

Fees for dogs and cats 16 weeks of age and over*

Dogs: $100
Cats: $75

*a fee of 12.50 will be added for the Rabies Tag and License.

Animals with special fees will be labeled at the shelter.

Pet Insurance

The Humane Society of El Paso is a part of Trupanion’s Shelter Support Program. This pet insurance is offered to every adopter and must be activated within 24 hours of adopting. 
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The Trupanion Shelter Support Program is a simple program with a big heart. It gives shelter pets a chance to start life in their new homes with Trupanion coverage and provides a way for us to raise funds at the same time. It’s how the HSEP helps adopters prepare for the unexpected and help the Humane Society to continue doing the great work they do.

For the adopters:

  • 30 days of coverage
  • Effective immediately upon activation
  • 90% coverage*
  • No payout limits*

Two-week Health Guarantee

The Humane Society of El Paso would never knowingly send an unhealthy animal home, however, it is possible for an animal to be ill and show no symptoms while in the shelter. If symptoms of an infectious illness appear in an animal within two weeks of adoption, the HSEP will take the animal back into its care, and the adopter will be given a refund. For more information about the two-week health guarantee, click here.