The Jessamine Humane Society strives to insure successful adoptions
through its policies and procedures. Adding a pet to a family is a decision
that should be made responsibly and with forethought—we consider this
to be a lifetime decision for the animal.
To help in the decision-making
process, a preliminary form is required for anyone wishing to adopt
a pet. This gives useful information to the Adoption Committee which
reviews the forms as soon as possible after completion. The JHS does
not approve applications on a first-come basis; rather, all applications
for each pet are reviewed and the best home for the animal is chosen.
The decision is made taking all factors into consideration regarding
the special needs of each particular pet. We are interested in securing
permanent, loving homes for all adoptable pets and take this decision
very seriously with each animal’s best interests at heart.
Upon approval of a preliminary form, the adopting person/family is notified
about adoption and fees. For dogs: Spaying/neutering, initial de-worming, the first
in a series of vaccinations (DHLPP), bordetella and rabies vaccinations,
and AVID micro-chip. A heartworm test can also be performed for an additional
cost of $25 at the request of the adopting family. For cats: Spaying/neutering,
initial de-worming, the first in a series of shots (FVRCCP), rabies
vaccination, and AVID micro-chip. A combo-test for FELUK/FIV will be
performed prior to the vet appointment and is included in the adoption
The adoption contract is an agreement to fulfill specified conditions
and requirements to insure a happy, healthy pet. This is the family’s
promise to provide for the needs of the pet or to return it to JHS
should circumstances lead to inability to care for the animal’s physical
and/or emotional needs.
A vet appointment is then made for the pet. The adopting family is notified
of the appointment and may pick the pet up after surgery and shots.
No dog or cat leaves JHS without being spayed/neutered and vet
checked. Additional vaccinations and preventative care are the responsibility
of the adopting family.
preliminary adoption forms
Adoption fees vary. Contact us for more information.