Find Your Perfect Companion

Adopt a pet and experience unconditional love and lifetime friendship. You’ll find pets of all types and personalities awaiting adoption!

How to Adopt

Humane Animal Rescue’s adoption team works to match people with an adoptable animal. To assist with making a match, an adoption counselor will learn more about the adopter and share information about the animals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are providing our adoption services by appointment only. Please follow the steps below if you are interested in adopting a pet: 

Step 1: All of our adoptable animals are on our website. Browse through and when you see one or two you are interested in, click the “Apply” button. 

Step 2: Please complete the general application for the species of animal you are interested in. You may list two to three specific animals you are interested in meeting. 

We ask that you are available to schedule a meet and greet appointment and possibly adopt a pet within 24-48 hours of submitting a general application. 

Please note:  An accepted application does not place a hold on any particular animal. 

Step 3: Once the application is completed, it will automatically be sent to our Customer Care Team. 

Due to the influx of applications we are receiving at this time, please be aware that there may be a short delay in reviewing your application. 

Step 4: Once your application is reviewed, one of our Customer Care Associates will call to schedule a time for you to come to one of our 2 facilities. Please be prepared that your appointment will be scheduled 24-48 hours after a Customer Care Associate has contacted you. 

Step 5: Come in and meet your potential new family member! We ask that you wear a face mask and practice social distancing when coming to one of our campuses. Your temperature will be taken before entering the building. 

Any questions? Give us a call at 412-345-7300 ext. 215 or email us at 

If you plan to adopt, there are a few basics to bring along with you:

  • A valid form of photo ID (adopters must be 18 years or older)
  • Proof of address
  • If you rent, we encourage you to talk with your landlord about bringing home a pet. If pets are permitted, verify with your landlord if there are breed or species restrictions.
  • We encourage all individuals who will be in regular contact with your new pet meet before you take the pet home! This includes: children, significant other, and your existing dog (if you’re adopting a dog), or your rabbit (if adopting a rabbit).

Note: We do not offer cat to cat introductions, nor different species meetings. We will provide you with resources on proper introductions.

Adoption fees are charged to help us offset some of our costs for caring for the thousands of animals that enter our doors each year. All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, given vaccinations appropriate for their age at the time of adoption, treated for parasites, and given flea/tick protection. In addition, dogs (6 months or older) are tested for heartworm.




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