You are about to encounter a lifesaving — and life changing — experience. There’s nothing like the joy and companionship that our shelter pets share with us. You saved their life! In return, they will fill yours. Let’s cover some important information to make the process easier.

Adoption Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license or state-issued I.D. to adopt from the HSEP. You will need to fill out an application and sign a contract as part of the adoption process. Please check with your housing manager and landlord for rules regarding pets.

The Adoption Application and Contract may be reviewed and filled out before visiting the shelter.

Adoption Fees

Puppies and Kittens 8 to 15 weeks-of-age

Puppies: $230
Kittens: $120

Dogs and Cats 16-weeks-of-age and older

Dogs: $139.50
Cats: $95

Dogs who have been at HSEP for 6+ Months, are 7 years or older, or bonded pairs: $77.50*

An additional $12.50 city license fee may apply for any animal that has received its rabies vaccination.

Rabbits: $40

All Adoptions Include:

Spay/Neuter Surgery
Age-appropriate vaccinations
Heartworm preventative for all dogs six months and older
FeLV/FIV testing for all cats

*Price is per dog

Animal Returns Are Not guaranteed

A $120 animal surrender fee will be charged for any returned shelter animals.

HSEP will not schedule any returns of adopted pets during the first week after adoption. Returns of a recently adopted pet will depend on…

any federal, state, or local COVID-19 directives
the time elapsed since adoption
kennel space
staff availability
any unforeseeable issues

Pet Insurance

HSEP participates in the Trupanion’s Shelter Support Program. Please activate the insurance within 24-hours of your adopted pet’s first personal veterinarian examination.

Trupanion –

The Trupanion Shelter Support Program helps your rescue pet get the best start possible in their new home. Coverage helps you prepare for the unexpected while supporting the compassionate work of the Humane Society.

Trupanion offers* …

 immediate coverage upon activation.
 90% coverage for unexpected injuries and illnesses.
 no payout limits and no caps on medical care.

*Terms and conditions apply. See the policy at


Our staff works diligently to ensure animals are completely ready to go home with their new families before they are made available for adoption. All our animals are…


This page shows animals who are ready to go home today. We have more animals at the shelter and as soon as they are fit for adoption, they’ll be on this page too!

These pages are updated daily so check back often, or come visit us in person to find your new best friend.