Pet Care: The Adoption Process

The St. Tammany Humane Society

1. Before going to the Humane Society for a new dog or cat, you should have an idea of what type of new pet you are looking for.

2.  If you see a dog or cat that you are interested in adopting, you will then fill out an application for adoption.

3. Be prepared to wait for approval for some adoptable pets.

4. If you are approved for adoption (and the dog or cat is at least 6 months of age), you do have the option of fostering the pet before finalizing the adoption.

5. Adoption fees vary with each dog or cat. Typically, this adoption fee is determined by how long the animal has been at the shelter.