Adoption Process & Fees

What We Do

Step 1: Visit the Adoptable Pets

We welcome interested adopters to visit with various adoptable pets at our adoption center during our visiting hours. The shelter has private “friendship rooms” in which you can become acquainted with the pets on an individual basis to get a feel for their individual personalities and needs. While we know our pet photos are adorable, it’s best to select your companion based on their personality and compatibility with your family and lifestyle, not looks alone. This is why the visit and quality time is key!

Step 3: Speak With an Adoption Counselor

When your application is complete, an Adoption Counselor will review it and answer any questions that you may have. The purpose of this application is to assure that you have made the appropriate selection for your lifestyle and be certain that you understand our requirements regarding the pet. Our adoption staff is there to support you and set you and your new pet up for success, so please be sure to ask any questions you may have.

Based on our guidelines, we reserve the right to place our animals only in homes that are suitable for the needs of the animal. Our Adoption Counselors only want the best for both our adoptable pets and your family and they are happy to work with you to find the right match!

Step 5: Complimentary Veterinary Follow-Up Exam

It is required that all pets adopted from the Lake Humane Society be taken for a physical examination with a veterinarian of your choice.  You will receive a certificate for a FREE veterinary exam that can be redeemed at any participating Lake County veterinarian. This certificate will cover only the veterinary examination fee and the adopter will be responsible for any additional fees or treatments. It’s very important to establish a primary veterinarian for your new pet.

What's Included in the Adoption Fee?

Dog Adoptions Cat Adoptions Rabbit Adoptions
Spay/neuter, initial deworming, rabies vaccination, microchip, veterinary examination, initial vaccinations and heartworm test. All adult dogs also undergo a behavioral assessment. Puppy adoption fees include a required 6-week group obedience class for proper socialization and basic training. Spay/neuter, initial deworming, rabies vaccination, microchip, veterinary examination, initial vaccinations, Feline Leukemia/FIV Combo test. Spay/neuter and veterinary examination.