Adoption Process

There are thousands of homeless animals waiting anxiously for their furever homes. These animals have been abandoned, neglected, or forgotten, and it's up to us as a community to find these loving companions a home to last a lifetime.

The staff here at Panhandle Humane Society work tirelessly to ensure that every animal is placed in the best furever home possible. We use a program developed by the Humane Society of America called Adopters Welcome. Adopters Welcome highlights an approach to adoptions that embraces community members, encourages them to adopt, and helps them and their pets succeed. This program is endorsed by Maddie's Fund and used by many shelters. A simple questionnaire is completed and then you'll have a conversation with a Panhandle Humane Society employee who will help you find a dog or cat that is just right for you! Call or visit us today if you have any questions about our adoptable animals.

To learn more about Adopters Welcome, click here.

Adoption Fees

All adoptable dogs range in price from $50.00- $300.00.

All adoptable cats range in price from $50.00-$100.00.

For more information on specific adoption fees, call or visit Panhandle Humane Society today!

Benefits of Adopting from Panhandle Humane Society

All Dogs Receive the Following Services

  • Parvo and distemper vaccinations upon intake
  • Boosters for puppies
  • Deworming
  • Rabies vaccination included in adoption price
  • Spay/Neuter included in adoption price
  • Microchip
  • Free wellness check at participating vet offices

All Cats Receive the Following Services

  • FVRCP Vaccinations upon intake
  • Deworming
  • Rabies Vaccination included in adoption price
  • Spay/Neuter included in adoption price
  • Microchip
  • Free wellness check at participating vet offices


Panhandle Humane Society also offers a foster-to-adopt option for all potential dog adopters. To foster-to-adopt a pet, you must be approved for adoption, and pay a $50.00 deposit. You will sign a Foster Contract that explains your responsibilities during the foster period. Upon completion, potential adopters will be able to take a dog home for seven days to "test the water" with their new pet. All dogs will be spayed/neutered before they can leave the shelter on foster and will be microchippe.

Some animals behave differently once they are out of the shelter environment. This option allows foster applicants to see how a certain dog reacts to their home environment. If, for any reason, the foster does not work out, the foster applicant can get their deposit back upon return of the animal. The $50.00 deposit can also be applied to the adoption fee if the applicant decides to adopt their chosen new fur-baby.

Adoption Forms

pdf file icon Adoption Questionnaire .pdf

Printable form to start the adoption process to adopt a dog or cat.

Online Adoption Questionnaire