The Adoption Process

The Tuscarawas County Humane Society takes great care in placing the animals at our shelter into safe, comfortable and loving homes. Our simple three-step adoption process helps us determine the compatibility and safety of our adoptable animals and their new families.

  1. Submit an online application. Select either the Dog Adoption Application or the Cat Adoption Application.. Be sure to contact the shelter to verify the approval of your application by calling 330-343-6060 or stopping at our facility located at 6895 Dover Zoar Rd, Dover Ohio 44622.

    We have new animals arriving daily with no prior health history and, although we do not have a veterinarian on staff, we do our best to ensure that the pets we adopt are healthy.
  2. Make arrangements to pick up your new pet from the shelter following the adoption approval.
  3. We encourage making an appointment with your veterinarian for your new pet. If a condition should develop which requires veterinarian intervention, you need to discuss with your vet the options, possible fees involved, if he/she has a payment plan, etc. ALL ADOPTED puppies or kittens MUST BE SPAYED or NEUTERED at an appropriate age!

Adoption Prices:

Dog adoption fee: $165
Dogs over the age of 7: $125.00

Cat adoption fee: $50
Seniors for Seniors – Any senior citizen can adopt
a senior cat (7 years or older) adoption fee: $30

Not Ready to Adopt? Try Fostering.

If you do not feel you are ready to adopt, you might considering fostering a pet. Learn more