Adopt A Pet

Thank you for considering adoption from the Humane Society of the Black Hills. Each year, more than 2,500 animals are adopted from the Humane Society into loving, caring homes. So we can provide the best adopter/adoptee experience, adoptions are by appointment only. When you find an animal you would like to adopt, call to schedule an appointment - it's that easy!

Adopt A Pet

Thank you for considering adoption from the Humane Society of the Black Hills. Each year, more than 2,500 animals are adopted from the Humane Society into loving, caring homes.

The Adoption Process

The adoption process may take up to one hour to complete but we’ll keep it as simple and streamlined as possible. Here are the steps when you’re considering adopting a pet:

  • Visit our website to see available animals or see them on site during regular hours.
  • When you find a dog, cat or small animal you would like to spend more time with, simply fill out a visitation form at the Humane Society front desk for the animal you’d like to visit.
  • An adoption adviser will bring the animal to meet you for a 15-minute visit.
  • We will schedule the last visit for adoptions 20 minutes before we close for the day.
  • Once you have found a pet that you think is your perfect match, your adoption advisor will take you through the adoption process, and you can take your new family member home!

 

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Provide current photo identification
  • Have a verifiable address (If you rent, bring a copy of your lease agreement and your property manager’s telephone number at the time of adoption. We will verify that the species, breed, and size of the animal you wish to adopt is allowed).

Due to the number of animals that we receive and find homes for every day, we cannot guarantee that specific animals listed on the HSBH website will be available when you visit the shelter.

24-hour holds will only be placed on animals to allow potential adopters time to bring in other pets to meet the animal. We are unable to hold animals by phone, fax, or e-mail request. You must be present at the shelter to place a 24-hour hold on an animal.

Adoption fees can vary depending on the animal, age, weight, breed, and medical considerations but generally adoption fees are:

 

Dogs:

  • Puppies, $375
  • 6 months to adult, $90 to $300

Cats:

  • Kittens, $150
  • 6 months to 7yrs, $100
  • Seniors 7 yrs+, $25

Small animals:

  • $5 to $50

Adoption Fees Include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Preventative De-worming
  • Microchip
  • Complimentary veterinary wellness exam
  • 30-day trial of pet medical insurance

If you have any questions or are looking for more detailed information about our services, please feel free to call us at 605-341-3217, or contact us online.