Adoption Fees & Policies




Adoption Fees




 Puppy (under 1 yr)    Adult Dog          Adult Cats                 Kittens (under 1 yr)  












       $250.00                                   $150.00                                        $60.00                                            $85.00


    +$12 license fee                  + $12 license fee      

You can purchase a Delaware County Dog License at the shelter during our open hours. The fee is $12 for a new pet or puppy. If you are late purchasing, there is an additional $12 late fee (all fees are County designated, not HSDC). Please bring cash or check for this purchase, we do not accept credit cards for license processing. 

Discounts - If you are 55 years or older, you will receive $10 off the adoption fee.  All military personnel (with i.d.) will receive $10 off of the adoption fee.

All of our cats and dogs on the adoption floor have been spayed or neutered.  The dogs have been heartworm tested, microchipped, and are up to date on vaccinations.  Our cats have been tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, microchipped, and are up to date on vaccinations.


We do not place holds on animals. 



  Adoption Policies


We're so happy you are interested in adopting one of our fantastic pets.  Please read the following information carefully!


  • An adopter must be at least 18 years of age.

  • We DO NOT adopt out-of-state.

  • We will not adopt out an animal to be kept as an outdoor pet.  If you are interested in an outdoor cat, please check out our Barn Cat Program.

  • HSDC has the right to decline or postpone any adoption based upon information provided on the application.  HSDC can also repossess any animal if false information is given. 

  • In making decisions about the placement of animals in our care, we are thinking not only of their welfare, but also of the well-being of the families who wish to adopt from us. We focus on making a good match between pets and owners, and sometimes we must deny an adoption. 

  • All dogs will need a collar/leash to leave the building and cats will need a carrier. If you do not have a cat carrier you may purchase a cardboard carrier at HSDC for $7. We will not allow animals to be carried out in your arms, for their safety and the safety of other guests. 

  • If you would like to purchase the dog's Martingale collar that it is wearing at HSDC, it will be an additional $15 to cover our cost.

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