How to Adopt

Adoption Fees & Process
Adoption fees help provide medical care, food and shelter to the animals in our care. You are receiving more than $500 of services included in your pet's adoption fee when you adopt from the Yakima Humane Society. 

What's Included
•   Spay/neuter surgery
     •   Vaccinations & intestinal worming
     •   Flea & tick treatment
     •   Rabies vaccine (3-4 months and older)
     •   24PetWatch microchip & registration
     •   Collar & Personalized ID Tag
     •   30 days of pre-paid 24PetWatch Pet Insurance
     •   Reference material on pet care & training
     •   Certificate for a free health exam with a Yakima County veterinarian

Dog Adoption Fees
 Puppies (6 months & younger)  $250.00
 Adult (7 months - 7 years)  $175.00
 Senior (older then 7 years)  $100.00
 *plus applicable licensing fees
Cat Adoption Fees
 Kittens (6 months & younger)  $70.00
 Adults (7 months - 7 years)  $35.00
 Critters Adoption Fees
 Any Age $20.00

Adoption Process
     1.  View our adoptable pets*
               •   Cats
               •   Dogs
               •   Small & Furry
     2.  Complete a pre-adoption questionnaire online
               •   Cat / Kitten     (Download)
               •   Dog / Puppy   (Download)
     3.  Speak our adoption staff who will help you find the perfect match
     4.  Visit with your four-legged match(es)
     5.  Complete the adoption paperwork
     6.  Head home to enjoy your companion!

* It is best to view our pets in person because we can't guarantee that specific animals listed on our website will be available by the time you visit our shelter.

NOTE: All pre-adoption questionnaires are subject to approval. Adopters must be 18 years of age. Entire families may be required to visit, including resident dog(s). 24-hour adoption holds may be placed on any animal (for approved adopters) with a non-refundable deposit. All dogs must leave with a collar and leash. All cats must leave in a pet carrier for their safety. Renters are required to have proof of landlord approval.