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PET ADOPTION PROCESS & FEES
Adopt-A-Pet from the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs!
When you adopt from the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, you receive a healthy, loving companion that has had all preliminary inoculations except rabies, is spayed or neutered, has a tag, collar and microchip for ID and is eligible for a free checkup with a local veterinarian.

Adoption Process
Before adopting a pet, you will need to fill out a Pre-Adoption Questionnaire. The purpose of the questionnaire is to help us match your needs with the pets that are available. To simplify the process, you can print out the Pre-Adoption Questionnaire, complete it and bring it with you when you go to the Humane Society to look at pets.

When you visit the Humane Society, our staff will show you the animals available and fill you in on the history and needs of each animal. You can ask the staff questions about house training, scratching, veterinary care, how to introduce a new pet to other pets and anything else you can think of.

In order to complete the adoption, you will be asked to provide three personal references and contact information of your veterinarian. Home Visit is required for anyone adopting within Archuleta County. A Home Visit is our way of helping you to a successful "Pets for Life" adoption. If you are a renter we will need to verify with your landlord before adoption can be completed. To finalize the adoption, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. If your new pet has not yet been spayed or neutered, you will not be able to take it home immediately. Our staff will make an appointment with a local veterinarian and you will be able to pick up your pet from the vet clinic after its surgery. We are usually able to arrange the spay/neuter appointment within a day or two of the adoption, so you won’t have long to wait.

Adoption Fees
The fee for dog adoptions is $90 and $110 for puppies under 6 months. "Lonely heart" (long term residents and seniors) dogs are available for 1/2 price adoption fee. The fee for cat adoptions is $45 and $110 for kittens under 6 months. When you adopt from the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, you will get a healthy, loving companion that has received its preliminary inoculations, is spayed or neutered, has a tag and microchip for ID and is eligible for a free veterinarian checkup. The adoption fee is a great value.

DOGS

CATS

Adoption Fee
  (Puppies under 6 months $110)
$90 Adoption Fee
  (Kittens under 6 months $60)
$45
                            
Adoption fee includes: Adoption fee includes:
Checkup at veterinarian within 1st week $45 Checkup at veterinarian within 1st week $45
Spay/Neuter
  (depending on size and male or female)
$150-$300 Spay/Neuter
  (depending on male or female)
$95-$170
Inoculations for distemper, coronavirus,
  parvo, Bordetella, and adenovirus-2
$30-$60 Inoculations for leukemia, distemper,
  pneumonitis, FELV testing, FCV & FVR
$65-$90
Rabies vaccination* $20-$30 Rabies vaccination* $20-$30
Free permanent identification via microchip
  implant
$45 Free permanent identification via microchip
  implant
$45
Free Collar with HSPS Tag $8
Total Value: $298-$488 Total Value: $270-$380

* We will endeavor to make sure the animal has a rabies vaccination prior to adoption
(in Colorado, only licensed veterinarians can give rabies vaccinations).


Ready to look at the dogs or cats that are awaiting adoption this week? Simply click below. If you have questions or want to know more about a particular pet, e-mail us at adoptions@humanesociety.biz, and we'll respond promptly.
Dogs Available for Adoption Cats Available for Adoption
Dogs Available For Adoption Cats Available For Adoption

Read special adoption success stories at Happy Tails.

2010 Pet Statistics: The Animal Shelter took in 623 pets - 300 dogs, 90 puppies, 58 cats, and 175 kittens. Outgoing adoption and return-to-owner rate was 92% for dogs and puppies and 94% for cats and kittens. 200 pets were reunited with their owners.

Animal Shelter -
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm
Address: 465 Cloman Blvd., PO Box 2230,
               Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (Map)
Phone: (970)731-4771 FAX: (970)731-5552
E-mail: sheltermanager@humanesociety.biz
Thrift Store -
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm
Address: 279 Pagosa St on Hwy 160, PO Box 2230,
  Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (Map)
Phone: (970)264-6424 FAX: (970)264-5593
E-mail: hsthriftstore@humanesociety.biz
Administrative Office -
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm
Address: 279 Pagosa St on Hwy 160, PO Box 2230,
  Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (Map)
Phone: (970)264-5549 FAX: (970)264-5593
E-mail: hsadmin@humanesociety.biz