You are about to make a very important decision. Owning a pet means providing essentials such as a balanced diet, litter, licensing, socialization and vaccinations. Remember, providing a home and care for a pet is a lifetime commitment.
Make a selection here to view animals looking for their forever homes:
The adoption process at Quinte Humane Society consists of 4 steps:
Step 1: Adoption Questionnaire
When you have found an animal you are interested in adopting, you will be asked to complete an application questionnaire. The application entails questions about your family’s situation, lifestyle and expectations as well as specific questions about the care needs of the species you intend to adopt, such as diet, housing, enrichment and socialization, training and veterinary care. This questionnaire helps our staff see if your lifestyle and expectations are a good match with the individual animal and what aspects of care or behavior we should provide additional education about.
Step 2: Conversation
Once we have read through the application, an adoption counselor will have a conversation with the potential adopter to find out more information about them and what they are looking for. We will also provide advice about care and behavior training at this time, as well as additional information about the animal they are interested in. This conversation is a good opportunity for us to get a sense of whether the animal is a good match for the potential adopter and to ensure that both the adopter and animal will be happy together.
Step 3: Meet and Greet
If the adoption counselor feels that you are a good match for the animal, we will introduce you to the animal. Dogs can be taken for walks in order to allow the potential adopter to see how they are on a leash and for the adoption counselor to observe the potential adopter’s handling of the dog. The meet and greet will involve all members of the potential adopter’s household, as well as any currently owned dogs if applying for a second dog. It is important that everyone in the household is a good match for the animal, as well as any current animals living in the home, to ensure that the adoption goes as smoothly as possible for everyone.
Step 4: Finalizing the Adoption
If everything goes well at the meet and greet and both you and the adoption counselor feel that the animal is a good match for your home, we will finalize the adoption.
|Type||Routine||Senior Citizen (Adopter)*||Special Needs Animal|
|Dogs||$400||Ask about our program||Ask staff about our special adoption fee|
|Puppies||$400 - $500|
|Cats||$180||Ask about our program||Ask staff about our special adoption fee|
|Kittens||$180 - $200 **|
- Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, etc.
*Please note: Senior dogs are 8 years +, senior cats are 6 years +
** Any kitten that is under the age of 6 months the adoption fee is $200