It's a big step, but we will help you. First, you will fill out an adoption survey, then you will visit with an adoption advisor, at this point you will have the opportunity to spend time with the pet of your choice in one of our get-acquainted areas to see if you and the pet are a perfect match.
Due to the number of animals that we receive and find homes for every day, we cannot guarantee that specific animals listed on these sites will be available when you visit the Humane Society. We are also unable to hold animals by phone, fax, or e-mail, you must be present at the Humane Society to place a hold or to adopt an animal.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Provide current photo identification
- Have a verifiable address (if you rent, bring a copy of your lease agreement and your property manager’s telephone number at the time of adoption. We will verify that the species, breed and size of the animal you wish to adopt is allowed.)
To speed up the adoption process, please fill out one of the adoption suveys below (canine or feline), save completed form to your local computer and attach as an email to us , or you can either mail to the HSBH or drop it off at our location.
Please allow sufficient time to get acquainted with the pets as well as complete an adoption survey. Completing the adoption process can take 1 hour or more, we appreciate your patience! Also, consider the commitment required to be a responsible pet owner. This commitment to your pet could last up to 15 years or longer.
- We encourage you to ask questions about the pet, but please be aware that the staff are caring for the animals in addition to waiting on clients, so time is limited. Weekends bring more clients and therefore are busier for staff than week days.
Each animal that is adopted from the Humane Society of the Black Hills leaves with one set of vaccinations, has a nationally registered microchip, and comes with a certificate for a free veterinary wellness exam. If not spayed or neutered a deposit will be collected and once the animal is altered and proof is submitted it will be refunded. Some animals may be transported directly to a veterinarian for the spay or neuter surgery.