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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.

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 responsibility 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 Preventative
  • All cats are FeLV/FIV tested

Adoption Process

Please visit our News & Updates page at for our current Adoption Process. Any changes or updates that we have implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic will be posted there.

Adoption Fees

The fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, and microchip with national and local registration; All dogs six months and over are on Heartworm Preventative; All cats are FeLV/FIV tested. There is an additional fee of $12.50 for the City License for any cat or dog that has received its rabies vaccination.

Puppies and Kittens 8 to 16 weeks of age*

Puppies: $190
Kittens: $100

Dogs and Cats 16 weeks of age and over*

Dogs: $125
Cats: $75

*City License: $12.50 for any dog or cat that has received its rabies vaccination

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 the adopted animal being examined by a personal veterinarian.


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:*

  • Effective immediately upon activation
  • 90% coverage for unexpected injuries and illnesses
  • No payout limits - no caps on needed medical care

*Terms and conditions apply. See the policy at