All WCGHS cats and dogs go home:

  1. Spayed or neutered
  2. Microchipped
  3. Vaccines current to age of pet
  4. Up-to-date on parasite control
  5. Free post-adoption exam with participating veterinarians
  6. Discount of 10% on Pets Best Pet Insurance

Cats

Dogs

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider adopting an animal from a shelter:

  • You save a life…times two! By adopting a pet, you not only save the life of that animal, you save a second life by creating space in the shelter for another animal in need.
  • Many of the animals are already housebroken and have basic training.
  • The animals have already been spayed/neutered and received basic veterinary care.
  • Shelter animals make great pets. They are not throwaways. Many of them got lost, were abandoned, or were given up due to unfortunate circumstances.
  • Shelter animals provide the same physical and mental health benefits as any other animal up for sale from a breeder or pet store.
  • Adopting an animal creates less demand for puppies and kittens, which helps to shut down puppy mills and unscrupulous breeders.

WCGHS works hard to find homes for every pet. Our adoption counselors will work with you to make sure you and your new pet are the right fit.

Adoption criteria:

  • Adopter must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo ID.
  • Renters must provide a copy of their Renter’s Policy (or written letter from landlord) stating specific guidelines for what type of animals are permitted on the property.
  • All members of the household must agree to the adoption and meet the pet prior to finalizing the adoption.
  • You must meet any special requirements that have been set for the specific pet you are interested in adopting.

Adoption process:

  • Interested parties must submit an Adoption Application.
  • Applicants that meet the basic requirements for adoption will be contacted to schedule a meet-and-greet at WCGHS.
  • A home visit may be required for animals with special needs.
  • Once you are approved, and have paid the adoption fee, you are free to take your pet home!

Adoption Holds:

For a fee of $25 adopters may place a hold on an available animal after completing an application. This fee is non-refundable and may not be applied to the adoption fee. Holds are valid for 24 hours. Please note that your hold fee does not guarantee approval of adoption application.

    Adoption Fees:

    DOGS

    Up to 6 Months Old

    $400 - $600*

    7 Months to 2+ Years Old

    $250 - $400*

    3 to 6+ Years Old

    $150 - $300*

    7+ Years Old

    $50 - $100

    *Premium pricing may apply

    CATS

    Up to 6 Months Old

    $175*

    7 Months to 2+ Years Old

    $100

    3 to 6+ Years Old

    $75

    7+ Years Old

    $25

    PLEASE NOTE: We only accept cash and all major credit cards. County and/or City animal licensing fees are not included.

    We offer a 15% discount on adoption fees for Cats, & for Dogs, to individuals who meet any of the following criteria:

    • Seniors – aged 60 and up
    • Military
    • Veterans

     

     

    All WCGHS cats and dogs go home:

    1. Spayed or neutered
    2. Microchipped
    3. Vaccines current to age of pet
    4. Up-to-date on parasite control
    5. Free post-adoption with WellHaven Pet Health

    Didn’t find your perfect match at our facility?

    Check out some of our partners' adoptable animals!

    Humane Society for Southwest Washington

    Humane Society of Cowlitz County