Adoption Process

All of our animals available for adoption are listed on this page. Our website is live and always up to date. 

  • You must be 18 years or older to adopt from MHHS. You must also be able to provide a government-issued I.D. 

  • Once you have looked through the Available Animals page and have read the bios on each animal, please follow the appropriate link to set up an appointment.

  • It may take a few days for MHHS to respond to your inquiry. There has been a high demand for appointments, and staff are working as quickly as they can. Thank you for your patience and flexibility 

What to expect for appointments: 

  • If you are looking to adopt a cat or kitten

    • All cat and kitten adoptions are being conducted by appointment only - either virtually or in person. The appointment is not tied to a specific animal. Please check our website before your appointment to see which animals are available for adoption at that time. Appointments can be made up to two weeks in advance. If all appointments have been filled, please check back. SET UP A CAT/KITTEN ADOPTION APPOINTMENT >>

    • If you need to reschedule your appointment, you can do so up to 24 hours prior. Staff and volunteers set aside time to meet with you specifically. If you do not show up to your appointment, you may not schedule another. 

    • Please note that only one family member will be allowed in the building to meet the cat. 

  • If you are looking to adopt a small animal 

  • If you are looking to adopt a dog 

    • These appointments will be scheduled, and then conducted in person. Your adoption counselor will let you know if you should bring your resident dog(s) and/or all in-home residents prior to your meet. Some dogs are able to go home with same-day adoptions.  

    • Some dogs require multiple meets before going home. Your adoption counselor will let you know prior to your meet. These dogs will go home on a three-week foster-to-adopt trial basis. Your dog can be adopted any time during this trial period. You will receive support from MHHS staff and volunteers to answer any questions or concerns during this three-week period.