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Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting. A wonderful selection of feline friends and canine companions are waiting for a home like yours at the Marion County Humane Society! 


1. Complete the adoption application below. This speeds up the process considerably! Every effort will be made to approve an application as soon as possible but some applications may take longer to be processed.

* We recommend viewing the available animals on our website so we are able to answer any questions that you may have. It is important to be sure that the particular animal you have in mind is right for you and your family.  

2. After your application is processed, one of our staff members will call you to answer any immediate questions you may have and set up a time to meet our adoptable animals.

Our Adoption Fees:

  • Dog - $125.00 - $175.00

  • Puppy (under 12 months of age) - $200.00

  • Cat - $40.00

  • Kitten (under 12 months of age) - $65.00

Adoption Fee Includes:

  • All animals are spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

  • All dogs are vaccinated for distemper, and bordetella plus dewormed and heartworm tested prior to adoption. All dogs are given a flea preventative. (Rabies is administered after 4 months of age)

  • All cats are vaccinated for distemper, FVR, and dewormed. All cats are given a flea preventative. (Rabies is administered after 4 months of age)

All animals can be microchipped for $10.00.

Adoption Application

We are happy you are considering adopting one of our wonderful pets. The goal of our adoption program is to find permanent, loving, responsible homes for the animals in our care. We try to find a match that considers not only the best interests of the animal, but those of the caretaker as well. Understand that we have the right to deny any application.

Click here to print a paper application.

Adoption Information

You can view all of our adoptable pets online. We update their availability regularly. If you see a pet you're interested in, contact the Marion County Humane Society.

Pet Introductions

If you need to introduce your pet(s) to our pet: We recommend visiting an animal first to make sure that it is a good candidate for your home, and so that you have free hands. If you decide you would like to proceed with a meet and greet, please bring your dog to the humane society and staff will assist you.


Please do not bring your dog into the kennel area. Instead, have someone you trust hold onto your dog and notify a staff member that you are here for the introduction, or you can leave them in your car if it is weather appropriate. MCHS staff will let your dog and our dog greet each other naturally.


Please plan on separating your newly adopted dog from your current dog on your drive home (in a kennel, for example), unless you have assistance.

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