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How to Adopt

Finding your new best friend is easy

Here's how to do it!

How much does it cost?

Adoption fees help us care for the next homeless pet. Here's how much our adoptions cost:

Puppies (under 6 months) $200

Purebred puppies (under 6 months) $250

Small dogs (under 25 lbs., under 6 years) $150

Small dogs (under 25 lbs., over 6 years) $100

Adult dogs (6 months to 6 years) $80

Purebred adult dogs (over 6 months) $200

Mature dogs (6 years and older) $50

All Dog Adoptions Include

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • De-worming
  • Microchip
  • Initial vaccinations include distemper / parvovirus, bordetella (kennel cough)
  • Free visit to a veterinarian of your choice
  • Rabies vaccination for dogs 3 months and older


The Humane Society of Southern Arizona requires all dogs be collared and leashed before leaving our property. You can bring your own, or pick up these items tax-free at our main shelter or our PAWSH stores.

Now offering Virtual Kitten Adoptions View Kittens HERE

Fill out an adoption application, pay your kitten's adoption fee and attend a virtual HSSA Adoption Counseling session and make an appointment to pick up your new kitty! Click below to learn more.

How much does it cost to save a life?

Getting a pet ready for their forever home takes a number of necessary steps:

The average amount spent on each shelter pet is $910.

Every pet that comes into our care receives the proper vaccinations, a spay/neuter surgery, food, shelter, a warm and dry place to sleep, and if they need it, behavioral training and special medical attention.

We also make sure every single pet in our care gets a microchip, so that if they ever get lost, they can find their way back to the people who love them.

Featured Pets

Vader 890189

Age: 6 Years

Breed: Labrador Retriever

My story:

Vader went on a recent field trip with one of our fantastic volunteers and this was his experience:

Vader was absolutely perfect offsite on our field trio this morning.Vader was a perfect gentleman he has clearly had some training prior to entering the shelter. When I stopped in the aisle to shop he’d lie down and when I was in line I’d ask him to sit and immediately he would. In fact people thought he was a trained service dog and not a shelter dog! He engaged with people well and wasn’t spooked by the shopping cart, forklifts or anything that I could find. He was also very good in my truck….climbed right in and was the perfect gentleman, same goes with exiting the truck. If there’s a hidden gem, Vader is it!

Hi. Vader here. The first things you will probably notice about me when we meet are my classic good looks and winning smile. But there is a lot more to me than just my handsome exterior. I am housebroken, have very nice manners, I’m a great walker, I bond easily with my human friends, and though I have plenty of energy for long walks or a romp in the yard (usually both), I’m always open to sitting under a shady tree for pets and tummy rubs. I have never lived with cats, so I’m not sure how I feel about them, and I tend to be selective about other dogs, so we would need an introduction. I would make a great only pet, and would be a loyal and loving sidekick for the right person or family. If you think that might be you, please call 520-327-6088 ext 173 and make an appointment to meet me. I’d love to meet you.

Older children recommended due to energy
Has done well with dogs but can be too high energy for some dogs.

Mr Kit Kat 886092

Age: 1 Year

Breed: Domestic Shorthair

My story:

Mr Kit Kat came to our facility as a stray, he was found by a staff member who brought him to us. During his exam he was friendly at first, didn’t enjoy being poked. He did swat at us, but once we let go of him after the vaccines he was calm and allowed us to touch him. Due to no history we recommend a slow intro to any children or animals in the home. Allow for him to have a 3-6 month adjustment to new home. Currently, Mr. Kit Kat is on a diet to support his renal system. Overall a very sweet cat with just a little bit of sass. Look out for warning signs when handling him, he can sometimes get overstimulated. Refer to handout in folder for tips and tricks on how to properly and safely handle him.

Serge 887618

Age: 1 year

Breed: Border Collie Mix

Boo Boo 885759

Age: 7 Years

Breed: Domestic Mediumhair

My story:

Boo Boo came into our facility because she was not getting along with the other cat in the home and it was causing her stress. In Boo Boo’s previous home she lived with cats and dogs but due to the stress it caused her we would recommend she be an only animal in her future home. However, BooBoo does well with some cats in free-roaming catios. She would do best with other cats who have experience living with calm cats. Boo Boo spent time in foster care and was reported to be a social friendly lap cat loving and cuddly.

Boo Boo is on a special diet for Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, and would need to remain on this diet until your personal vet said otherwise.

Woodstock 881559

Age: 7

Breed: Coonhound

My story:

Hi, my name is Woodstock and I am a 7 year old American English Coonhound. One of my buddies from the Humane Society is assisting me with my bio and my search to find a best friend or a family and home that loves me for more than just my handsome face. I do admit that I am a fine looking dog, many consider me to be the Brad Pitt of the kennels. Because of my Coonhound breeding and traits, I need to be with someone who is familiar with the breed. I love to sing and also share my opinions with anyone who will listen. While I think I have a beautiful tenor singing voice and am a very good talker, not everyone appreciates my volume or capacity to speak over you! However, true hound aficionados will love and swoon over my vocal styling (your neighbors and family may not). I have been told that I can be stubborn and don’t always listen. I think I just am extremely focused when something interests me, which is a good thing if you have been bred to be a hunting dog. I am obsessed with anything that has wheels! I get very excited when I see or hear motorcycles, bicycles, and golf carts. The nice people at the shelter let me start my morning with a ride in one of the facility golf carts! My ideal partner would be a golfer that could take me with them on the golf course; I could ride in the cart and keep you company! My friends at the Humane society think that I would probably do better living where there is not a lot of street traffic (bicycles and motorcycles). Playing with toys is for babies and I am just not interested. However, I would love to go on several very long walks every day, I am not a fast runner (unless I see one of those wheeled things), but I have great endurance! I am all about smelling things, that is my favorite thing to do and that is what Coonhounds excel at. I think I might enjoy formal scent training. I take a while to know a person and warm up to them. Once I trust you, I will let you massage the back of my legs (my favorite), rub my lovely long ears, and I will sit next to you and give you Hound Dog kisses. If you want me to play fetch or jump into your lap, find a different guy! I need to be your only pet. I have lived with my sister, other dogs, and even cats. I am told that I have a serious problem with resource guarding (other animals, not people). I need very good fencing and supervision when I am outside, or I will serenade the neighborhood. I have been living at a shelter for a year and while I love my friends here, I need a home with someone who loves me for more than my good looks. Coonhound experience and breed knowledge preferred. Good fencing and a safe environment. A really cushy dog bed would be a bonus! Please call 520 327 6088 ext. 173 if you would like to schedule an appointment to meet me today!