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.

We are currently working by "Appointment Only" for adoptions. After you have filled out an application (via our website or paper application form), we will contact you after conducting Pre-Screening tasks.

If your application is approved, we will schedule a one-on-one Adoption Appointment. We will contact you to set this up. The initial screening process will typically take a minimum of 2-10 business days. During this one hour appointment with staff, you will have the opportunity to meet up to 3 animals of the same species. Please only fill out one application (per species interested in). If you are interested in "cat friendly dogs" for instance, please just list that and we will match you with all of the available animals that meet your lifestyle, housing and family requirements that we can in your one hour appointment. 

We process applications Tuesday through Saturday. Holidays will slow the application process down a bit; your patience is appreciated. Applications received Sunday and Monday will be processed on Tuesdays. Your application is kept on file for 120 days.

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) as you will be given a one hour appointment to meet up to 3 pets
  • If you are interested in more than one species, you will need to fill out additional applications. (ie: dog / cat, cat / small exotic animal, etc) 

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.

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)
  • Parvovirus testing for all puppies and dogs (multiple times)
  • 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

Exotics Adoption Fees

  • Rabbits - $25 for one, pair for $40
  • Guinea Pigs - $15 each, pair for $25
  • Mice/Hamsters/Gerbils- $1 each, pair for $2
  • Rats - $10 each, pair for $20
  • Ferrets - $40 each, pair for $75
  • All "pairs" are altered or same sex to prevent breeding