About Our Adoption Program

About Our Adoption Program

Find the love of your life at the Yakima Humane Society

Our progressive adoption program places thousands of lost, abandoned and unwanted pets with loving families each year. The adoption fees help offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals that need our help. We do our best to keep adoption prices reasonable while generating income to support our goal of caring for animals available for adoption until we can place them in a loving home.

Our adopters tell us that our professional staff are warm, friendly, informative and patient as they assist adopters in finding a love match. Our mission is to help you find a pet that meets your expectations and lifestyle.

Our staff is helpful and courteous throughout the process. You’re invited to visit with a prospective pet in one of our "Meet N' Greet" rooms. We also offer "Meet N' Greets" for adopters wishing to introduce a current dog to a potential new playmate.

For more information regarding our adoption procedure, please contact us at adoption@yakimahumane.org.

How to Adopt a Pet

Adoption Fees & Process

Adoption fees help provide medical care, food and shelter to the animals in our care. You are receiving more than $500 of services included in your pet's adoption fee when you adopt from the Yakima Humane Society.

What's Included

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Vaccinations & intestinal worming
  • Flea & tick treatment
  • Rabies vaccine (3-4 months and older)
  • 24PetWatch microchip & registration
  • Collar & Personalized ID Tag
  • 30 days of pre-paid 24PetWatch Pet Insurance
  • Reference material on pet care & training
  • Certificate for a free health exam with a Yakima County veterinarian

Dog Adoption Fees | *plus applicable licensing fees (Fees may vary)

Puppies (6 months & younger)

$250.00

Adult (7 months - 7 years)

$175.00

Senior (older then 7 years)

$100.00

Cat Adoption Fees (Fees may vary)

Kittens (6 months & younger)

$70.00

Adults (7 months - 7 years)

$35.00

Critters Adoption Fees (Fees may vary)

Any Age

$20.00

Adoption Process

1. View our adoptable pets*

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Small & Furry

2. Complete a pre-adoption questionnaire online

3. Speak our adoption staff who will help you find the perfect match

4. Visit with your four-legged match(es)

5. Complete the adoption paperwork

6. Head home to enjoy your companion!

* It is best to view our pets in person because we can't guarantee that specific animals listed on our website will be available by the time you visit our shelter.

NOTE: All pre-adoption questionnaires are subject to approval. Adopters must be 18 years of age. Entire families may be required to visit, including resident dog(s). 24-hour adoption holds may be placed on any animal (for approved adopters) with a non-refundable deposit. All dogs must leave with a collar and leash. All cats must leave in a pet carrier for their safety. Renters are required to have proof of landlord approval.

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