Adoption Policies & Procedures

Please take a few moments to read the following explanation of our adoption policies and the steps that make up the process. You may be surprised to find that adopting an animal is a more involved process than you expected, or that it means you can't have immediate access to an animal you are interested in. Therefore, it is important to understand two things: 1) the process is the same for everyone, and 2) it's not our intent to frustrate you. Rather, everything we do is for the best interests of the animals in our care, and is aimed at giving them the best possible chance of finding a permanent home

Here Are The Steps You'll Go Through in the Adoption Process

You will fill out a 2 page adoption form for the dog or cat you are seeking to adopt. Within a couple of days, or sooner, depending upon the availability of our adoption manager, a consultation with the adoption manager takes place. If you are approved, then you may take the animal home under our Foster Care Program. The Foster Care can last up to 1 week, but not to exceed 2 weeks. If the Humane Society of the Desert and the prospective adopter are in agreement, the formal adoption process will take place.

The next step is you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. This adoption fee may vary on purebred animals.

Our adoption fee for Kittens/Cats is $100.00. This includes spay or neuter, 4 in 1 vaccination,  Leukemia vaccination, and Microchip.

Our adoption fee for Puppies/Dogs is $150.00. This includes spay or neuter, 6 in 1 vaccination, Bordetella and Rabies, and Microchip.

Adoption fees may vary due to additional costs incurred by extensive medical care and or professional training. Adoption fees for purebred cats and dogs are $250.00.

We look forward to assisting you in finding your forever companion with us.

Download and fill out the appropriate form and fax it to us at 760-329-7944 for our review. You will then be contacted for an appointment.

Cat Adoption Application
Dog Adoption Application
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