Our adoption process is easy!
Take a moment to fill out a Pets & People Profile before you arrive.
This profile will help us make the perfect match for you and your family. Simply fill out the profile online, or download a PDF version to print and return in person when you come to meet your new friend!
We’re here to answer all your questions — after all, we’ve spent time getting to know each critter with whiskers, wagging tails, and floppy ears. And we’re professional matchmakers.
And as we all know, true love can take a little time so there’s no need to rush. You may even want to come back for a second visit to see if it’s right. And since adopting an animal is a family affair, bring the whole gang! We can’t wait to be a part of your happily ever after.
If you’re interested in adopting a friend for your resident rabbit, guinea pig, or rat, we offer pet bonding advice.
The entire adoption process can take some time but it’s well worth it! After all, you can’t rush true love.
|Puppies (up to 5 months)||$400|
|Dogs over 10 years||$100|
|Kittens (up to 5 months)||$200
|Cats over 10 years||$100|
|Finches, Zebra||As quoted|
|Chickens & Pigeons||$10|
Fees for other animals are as quoted.
When you adopt an animal from Marin Humane, you’re not only giving a homeless critter a forever home, but your adoption fee helps us find even more homes for animals in need.
Between microchips, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and feeding, care for a healthy animal in our shelter costs $500 on average. As an open door shelter, we treat all animals, including a number of them with medical issues, and that can quickly double — and in some cases more than triple — that amount.
|Pre-adoption behavior and medical evaluation||Varies|
Pre-adoption spay/neuter and other medical treatments as needed
|Vaccinations, deworming, heartworm testing (dogs) and flea/tick preventative||$75+|
|Microchipping and first year membership with HomeAgain||$25|
|Free post adoption behavior consultation||$75-95|
|30% discount on behavior and training classes for dogs||$150 on average|
|20% discount at Pet Food Express, who donates $10 to MHS when the coupon is redeemed||Varies|
|Complimentary post-adoption medical exam at participating veterinary practices within 14 days of adoption||Varies|
|Providing an animal in need with a new loving home||PRICELESS!|
For any further questions about the adoption process, please call the Adoption department at 415.506.6225.