Adoption Information

Things to Know About Our Adoption Process

The adoption procedures at OPHS are based on the primary goal of ensuring the well-being of the animals in our care. Our animal care specialists will work with you to match your lifestyle, home, family and preferences with the right animal. Our goal is to find the right home for each animal based in it's unique needs.

Before You Adopt

  • If you are adopting a dog, and you have other dogs at home, we will ask you to bring your current dog to the shelter to meet the dog you are adopting. Sometimes it may take more than one "meet and greet" for dogs.
  • We verify your housing. If you are a renter; we will need your current landlord's contact information. If you are a home owner, we will need your county Parcel number and the home owner(s) listed for your county's Tax Assessor's property listing. This ensures that pets are allowed where you live.
  • We take multiple applications on all available animals.
  • We aim to make the best match; not necessarily the first one.
  • All dogs and cats over the age of 6 months will need a Clallam county license (who reside in Clallam County)
  • You only need to fill out ONE application: even if interested in multiple pets (same species) 
  • If you are interested in more than one species, you will need to fill out additional applications. (ie: dog / cat, )

Adoption Prices

The fees for adopting animals at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society help us provide medical care, food and shelter for the animals in our care.

Please know that if you return an animal to OPHS, your adoption fee will NOT be refunded. This will be used as a donation, in which is tax-deductible.

What is included in the OPHS Adoption Fee?

  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • Initial vaccinations (cats: FVRCP series; dogs: DA2PP series and Bordetella)
  • Rabies vaccine (one year, initial vaccination)
  • Worming prevention
  • Flea prevention
  • Microchip
  • Full health check with our contract veterinarian and support staff
  • Free Health Exam at a participating veterinarian post adoption (Clallam county residents only)

Dog Adoption Fees

  • Puppies, 2 -11 months: $400
  • Adult dogs, small (under 30 pounds) 1-4 years old : $375
  • Adult dogs (over 30 pounds), 1-8 years old: $200
  • Senior dogs, over the age of 9: $60

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Kittens 2 to 6 months: $200
  • Kittens and Adult cats 7 months to 2 years: $150
  • Adult cats, 3-9 years old: $75
  • Senior cats, over the age of 10: $25
  • Barn cats, as a Pair: $40