Don't buy. Rescue!
The choice is yours.
Potential adopters are carefully screened to ensure we find the right forever home for the dogs and cats we rescue. Since animals live in foster homes, we get to know their personality and temperament. The adoption process allows us to learn about you, so that we can help find the perfect match for your home.
Here are the most common questions about adopting an animal from Henrico Humane Society.
What is your adoption process?
After you find a dog or cat you’re interested in, you’ll need to complete an adoption application either online (cat application, dog application) or at adoption stand. An adoption coordinator will review your application to ensure your situation matches the needs of the animal you’re interested in. If completing an application online, please note:
- EVERY question must be answered on the application for it to be reviewed by an adoption coordinator.
- As part of the review process, we’ll request references.
- Because we are an all-volunteer organization, it may take up to 48 hours for an adoption coordinator to contact you.
What does it cost to adopt an animal?
- $95 for a cat or kitten
- $150 for an adult dog
- $200 for a puppy (under 1 year of age)
The adoption fee covers the cost of shots, spay/neuter, microchipping and worm/flea treatments. Cash, check and credit card accepted.
Where can I come see the animals available for adoption?
We do not have a shelter and most of our animals live in foster homes. Dogs and cats are brought to adoption stand every Saturday (except for major holidays and special events) from 11AM – 2PM at the Petco in Short Pump (although not every animal comes to every stand). Several cats live at Petco and can be seen during store hours (they love visitors!).