Adopting a Pet from Antietam Humane Society Inc.
Ready for a new pet?
There are several things to consider when adopting an animal. One should consider type, size, breed, individual needs, activity level, etc. of an animal to be sure it is the right fit for your family. You should also consider your own schedule, activity level, lifestyle, and finances before bringing an animal into your home. We have several trained and knowledgable staff waiting to assist you in the decision making process. Please review the link below to make sure you are ready.
Once you know you are ready to adopt, you can begin to look around. The first step in our adoption process is to fill out our Adoption Application. Fax, Email, or bring the application along when you come to meet the many wonderful animals we have available for adoption. Application processing can take up 2-3 days to make a decision. We ask for your patience and understanding during this time, as our number one priority is to find the right placement for our animals. Once your application has been approved, you can then choose which pet you'd like to make part of your family. You will be able to take that animal home for a 1-2 week trial, or Foster, period. During that time, you'll get to know them, they'll get to know you, and you can determine if they are the right pet for you. If they are, bring them back on the scheduled day to finalize their adoption. If, for whatever reason, they are not the right pet, just bring them back during the Foster period, and we will find them another home. You can choose to try another one of our adoptable animals at that time or continue on your search to find the right fit for your family. Please keep in mind that shelter spacing is limited, therefore we cannot hold any animal while your application is being processed or while you make a decision. Adoptions are processed on a first-come, first-serve, best-fit basis, and we reserve the right to deny any application for any reason.
Our adoption fees include having the feline or canine pet spayed/neutered, registered microchipping, and basic vaccinations along with a rabies certificate. As a standard measure, all of our animals are dewormed and flea/tick treated upon entering the building. All pocket pets, with the exception of ferrets, are not required to be vaccinated or microchipped. We also include a complimentary "well" exam with a participating veterinarian in our service area.
"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." - A.D. Williams