All adopted dogs/puppies must leave in an appropriate dog carrier or on a collar and leash; all adopted cats/kittens must leave in an appropriate cat carrier. Adopted animals will not be allowed to leave the shelter without meeting this condition.
Please note: Individuals who have surrendered a pet or adopted and returned a pet must wait a minimum of two weeks from surrender/return of pet to consider adoption. After the minimum two weeks is up, a supervisor will review the surrender/return case and determine if the individual will be eligible to adopt.
Steps Toward Adoption
Must be 18 years of age to adopt and 21 years of age to adopt Pit Bulls and other bully breeds.
If you are thinking about adopting a new family member, you have come to the right place! Helping Hands Humane Society (HHHS) takes in nearly 8,000 animals in a year. Whether you are looking for a canine, feline or even a hand-held pet, we are sure to have a new best friend for you.
We invite you to walk through our kennels and to view our animals available for adoption. We always have a wide variety of pets. We are sure to have at least one you will fall in love with!
Please be advised that the adoption process can take a minimum of one hour. Adoptions end 30 minutes before the shelter closes everyday. The following steps are necessary for adoption through HHHS:
*All adopted animals must be sterilized before going home
8 weeks to 4 months: $250
5 months to 6 years: $150
7 years +: $75
High Profile Pets: $250+
8 weeks to 4 months: $75
5 months to 6 years: $50
7 years +: $25
High Profile Pets: $125
Barn Cats $20
High Profile Pets
Attaching higher fees for some of our puppies and dogs gives us additional resources to provide extra help to other animals—those that may require unusually extensive medical treatment, orthopedic or other surgeries and extended care, and even more. Meanwhile, we can continue to provide our standard top-quality care and support to those animals in need of more routine medical care, socialization, behavior training, foster care, or that may just require a longer stay until they can be placed in the right home.
The fee assigned to a particular animal does not reflect our view of that animal’s value. Every kitten, cat, puppy, dog or other small mammal is valued equally here. Every pet that comes to our doors deserves—and receives—the same tender care as every other.
If the dog or cat you have selected has a higher fee than some others, keep in mind that the amount still represents a good value.
It goes without saying that no matter where our adoption fees are set, they don’t come close to covering all the costs of caring for as many as 8,000 to 10,000 animals that come to us each year. Generous donations make up the difference. Thank you for your support and understanding.
*Rabies vaccinations are not necessarily included. Please discuss an appropriate vaccination schedule with your veterinarian.
$ 5 – Rodent
$10 – Rabbit
Price varies – Domestic Bird
$50 – Ferret, Reptile
HHHS strongly encourages anyone considering pet adoption to research different breeds for possible matches that fit your lifestyle and household. Canines and felines have a wide range of behavior, health, and other traits that can be predicted by their breed. We want to ensure life-long matches for our pets, we want your home to be their last home. Please contact our knowledgeable Adoption Counselors at 785.233.7325 during business hours or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.