FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: ADOPTION

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  • I'm interested in a pet at the Shelter. What should I do?
  • Fill out our Adoption Application.
  • How much does it cost to adopt a pet?
  • Large Mixed-Breed Dogs, Common Breed Dogs (labs, huskies, hounds), and Animal Control Cats: $85
    Puppies, Small Dogs, and Purebred Dogs: $100
    Humane Society Cats: $100
  • This animal is already fixed! Why do I have to pay the Spay/Neuter fee?
  • If the animal you are adopting from Animal Control has been spayed/neutered and you're asked to pay, that means the surgery was paid for by the humane society prior to adoption, so you are simply reimbursing PCHS.
  • Do you adopt to people outside of Pulaski county or people from other states?
  • Yes, we do adopt out to people living in other counties in Virginia and we may adopt out to people living in nearby states (NC, TN, MD, etc.) However, you are responsible for coming to the shelter to pick up the animal (since we do not have the means to transport an animal to you) AND any cat or dog MUST be spayed or neutered and receive a rabies shot in Pulaski County before he/she can be adopted and transported across state lines.
  • If I fill out an Adoption Application, how long will it take for you to contact me?
  • Depending upon the interest in the specific pet, it can take 2 - 5 days to process.
  • I didn't get the pet I wanted and I don't understand why. What do I do now?
  • Sometimes numerous applications are received for one animal. The personality and needs of the pet are matched with the most appropriate home environment.
    You may apply for another pet, or ask us to change the name of the pet on your application for another one.
  • It says the pet I want went to "rescue". What does that mean?
  • Please visit our rescue page for more information.
  • If the animal I'd like to adopt is no longer available because it's been sent to a rescue, can I contact that rescue about adopting it? Can you give me the name/number of that rescue?
  • Probably. Just contact us.
  • Why do I have to work so hard to adopt from the Humane Society?
  • It is our mission and reason for existance to help animals in need. Switching homes can be incredibly stressful for most animals, so want any new pet and family union to be a lasting success. Therefore, more details from applicants gives us a greater chance of finding a perfect match. Please understand that our goal is to place animals in loving forever homes.

Pulaski County Humane Society
P.O. Box 1046 Dublin, VA 24084
(540) 674-0089
info@pchsva.org
 
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