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Adoption Information

The Humane Society of Central Washington is a non-profit organization committed to the welfare of all the animals in our care and considers pet ownership a serious responsibility. We want to ensure that each person who adopts a pet is aware of the responsibility and commitment that a pet needs. Our Cat Questionnaire or Dog Questionnaire will aid us in determining if the adoption is in the animal's best interest, and to assist you in finding the pet that is most compatible with your lifestyle. The adoption process takes some time because we want you to have all the necessary information and support your need for a successful adoption. We ask for your cooperation throughout the process of uniting people and pets. Thank you for your honesty and patience.

All adopters must be at least 18 years old to adopt. If you rent please be prepared to submit a written statement (i.e. Rental Agreement, note, etc..) from your landlord stating that you can have pets in your home.

Adoption Fees:
  • Puppies (6 months & younger) - $150.00 plus licensing
  • Adult Dogs (7 months to 7 years) - $100.00 plus licensing
  • Senior Dogs (older then 7 years) - $ 70.00 plus licensing
  • Kittens (6 months & younger) - $ 50.00
  • Adult Cats (7 months & older) - $ 25.00
  • Small & Furry - $ 20.00

What does the adoption fee include:
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Vaccinations & Intestinal Worming
  • Rabies Vaccine (3-4 months & older)
  • Flea & Tick Treatment
  • 24PetWatch Microchip & Registration
  • 30 Days of free 24PetWatch Pet Insurance
If you choose to accept, your newly adopted dog or cat comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance, for which you can purchase extended coverage. (To qualify for an offer you must include your email address in your application)
  • Reference Material on Pet Care & Training
  • Certificate for a free health exam with a Yakima County Veterinarian

Vaccinations / Worming:
Dogs Receive:
  • Nobivac®1-DAPPv (Parvo/Distemper/Adenovirus Type 2/Parainfluenza)
  • Intra Trac 3 (Kennel Cough)
  • Pyrantel Pamoate (Wormer)

Cats Receive:
  • Eclipse*3 (Rhino/Calici/Panleukopenia)
  • Pyrantel Pamoate (Wormer)

Mandatory Spay & Neuter Policy:
The Humane Society of Central Washington has a strict policy regarding the spaying/neutering of adopted pets. It is mandatory that all dogs, puppies, cats and kittens be spayed/neutered and microchipped before they leave to their new homes. Surgery is scheduled at the time of adoption and performed Monday-Friday only, excluding holidays. For example, if you adopt your new pet on Monday - normally it will go to the Veterinarian for surgery on Tuesday. You would then pick up your newly adopted dog or cat Tuesday afternoon between 4:30-5:00 pm. Surgery is subject to availability at the Veterinarians office.

Complimentary Veterinary Examination:
After adopting a pet from us you may take him/her to the participating Veterinarian of your choice (in Yakima County) within 3 business days for a complimentary exam. Participating Veterinarians vary. We strongly encourage you to make and keep this appointment as this helps to assess the general overall health of the animal. You will need to present both shelter receipts upon arrival to verify that your pet was adopted from the Humane Society of Central Washington. These receipts will also tell the Veterinarian what vaccinations and procedures your new pet may have received during his/her stay at our facility.

If you rent and wish to adopt please be prepared to provide the Humane Society staff with authorization from your landlord verifying that it is acceptable for you to have pets in your home.

In Case of Illness:
We do our best to ensure that the pet you adopt is in good health. Unfortunately, due to the nature of this business we do not always know their health or behavioral history. We also have no way of knowing what they may have been exposed to prior to coming to the shelter. If your pet becomes ill within 14 days of adoption you have two options:
  • If you choose to keep your pet you may seek treatment at your own expense. The Humane Society of Central Washington is not responsible for any Veterinarian bills that you may incur.
  • For a return/refund you must take your pet to a Veterinarian and have him indicate the cause of illness and write a diagnosis on the Adoption Receipt. Then bring your pet, the signed Adoption receipts and all other documents received during the Adoption process to the shelter and you will be issued a refund or an exchange, whichever you prefer. The exchange is good for up to one year from the date you returned the ill pet to us.
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