Adoption Process & Fees

Current adoption process:
  • Adopters must be 18 years of age or older.

  • View available Cats or Dogs.

  • Complete and submit cat or dog survey and questionnaire and submit a copy of your Driver’s License to wchsadopt@gmail.com with your first and last name, and pet you are interested in, in the subject line so we can process your application.

  • From there, a member of our team will give you a call to discuss the pet’s specific needs and whether the pet will be a good fit for your lifestyle, and potentially discuss other pets as well (we call this pre-adoption counseling). You can expect to hear back from us within 24 hours of your survey and questionnaire submission.

  • If you are ready to move forward with the adoption, an appointment will be set up for you to meet with the pet.

  • Appointments are generally scheduled within 1-2 days of our pre-adoption counseling, so please be sure you are ready to adopt/take your pet home when you submit your survey and questionnaire.

  • As soon as your appointment is made, the pet will be considered on hold for you. Appointments are to be attended and cancelled timely. Failure to attend an appointment will result in the pet being placed back up for immediate adoption.

  • If you are adopting a cat, please bring a carrier to safely transport your new friend home, and if you are adopting a dog, please bring a collar and a leash. Carriers and leashes are available for a donation at our shelter.

Some other things to keep in mind:
  • We will be calling you from 419-352-7339. If you miss our call, you have until the end of that day to return our call (leave us a message if prompted). Some animals receive a high volume of interest and we will move onto the next applicant the following day if you do not return our call.

  • We are trying to limit in-person meet and greets to 30 minutes or less, when possible, which is why you will experience all adoption counseling via phone. 

  • Our hours of operation have been modified to 12pm-5pm Tuesday-Sunday.

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees help offset some of the costs associated with providing for the animals in our care – this includes housing, food, medical care (x-rays, blood work, dentals, additional surgeries (beyond spay and neuter), heart worm treatment, etc.), enrichment, behavior modification and more. We use variable pricing and the adoption fee for each animal is dependent on many factors including age, size, and health of the individual animal.

Cats 7 months and older are $50

Kittens 6 months and under are $100

Dogs and puppies range from $75-$400

(average dog is $125 and puppies and smaller dogs start at $250)

Adoption Specials and Discounts
  • “Senior for Senior” is for people that are 60 and better wanting to adopt a dog 7 yrs and older, or a cat 6 yrs and older.

  • Senior discount for people that are 60 and better is $20 off a regular* adoption fee.

  • Military discount for service men and women that present a valid military ID is $20 off a regular* adoption fee.

 

*These discounts are not valid with current/ongoing adoption specials*

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Location

801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green Ohio 43402

Adoption Hours

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Email woodcountyhumanesociety@gmail.com

Phone: 419-352-7339

501(c)3 Non-Profit:  34-1119409