Please note that the Central Dakota Humane Society reserves the right to refuse adoption of animals to anyone. Some animals may require additional visits depending on their individual characteristics, temperament, etc. (examples being exceptionally shy, nervous or anxious with animals, or other special needs considerations).
If you are considering the responsibility of adopting a pet, and if you see a dog or cat that you are interested in adopting, you will be asked to take some time to get acquainted with the prospective pet. Dog adoptions require TWO visits prior to beginning the adoption process in order to walk, play with, and/or generally interact with the animal to ensure that the dog you choose is the right dog for your family. Sorry, no exceptions. It is policy that everyone in your household come out to meet with the potential new pet. Remember, you're adopting a new family member that everyone needs to meet and get to know. *(If you have another dog, we do require that you bring them out to meet with the dog you are considering adopting.)
Adoption fees are used to partially offset the substantial costs incurred in the housing, rescue, and/or medical treatment of the animals.
Please remember when searching for a new pet, the animals in our shelter have already been given an examination by a veterinarian, given shots, many dogs have had behavior lessons, and many animals have already been spayed or neutered. In addition, by adopting a shelter pet, a family can make a difference for the one they adopt and for another one on our waiting list who needs a home. And it's absolutely true - animal shelters have the best pets!