Adoption Information

Terre Haute Humane Society strives to match people with pets who fit their lifestyle. We're excellent matchmakers and we take our mission to care for our animals very seriously - that includes taking the time to find them loving and responsible homes.

We have a wide variety of cats, dogs, rabbits, and small animals available for adoption. If you don't find what you're looking for today, we encourage you to continue checking regularly with all local animal organizations as we constantly get new animals.

The best way to find a new furry friend is to visit us in person. View our Hours and Directions.

NOTE: It is best to view our pets in person because we cannot guarantee that specific animals listed on our website will be still be available by the time you visit our shelter. We are unable to hold animals by phone, fax or e-mail.

Adopting a Pet, Step-by-Step

  1. View cats and dogs available for adoption.
  2. Speak with an Adoption Advisor who will help you identify your match.
  3. Visit with your four-legged match(es).
  4. Complete the adoption paperwork.
  5. Head home to enjoy your new companion! 

NOTE: All adoption applications are subject to approval by an Adoption Advisor. Adopters must be 21 years of age. Entire families may be required to visit, including resident dog. All dogs must leave with a collar and leash. All cats must leave in a pet carrier for their safety.

Adoption Fees:  

  • Dogs & Puppies (7 months & older) - $125
  • Puppies under 7 months - $175
  • Senior Dogs (6 years & older) -$100
  • Cats/Kittens - $85
  • Senior Cats (6 years & older) - $60
  • Fees may vary on select animals

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please fill out an application

Adoption Includes:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Vaccinations (except Rabies)
  • Microchip
  • 1 Year's Membership to the THHS Dog Park
  • 1 month Free 24PetWatch Insurance*
  • First Office visit with a participating Veterinarian

* Some limitations on insurance.


Adoption Deposit

• A $50 deposit (or the adoption fee if it is less than $50) is required at the time an application has been approved and the animal is placed on the surgical schedule to be spayed or neuter.
• The deposit will be deducted from the adoption fee.
• No deposit will be required if the animal has already been altered.
• No refund will be issued for someone backing out of an adoption. If extraordinary circumstances arise the manager will have the discretion to provide a refund.

SPECIAL OFFER- $25 microchip for other family pets at time of adopting a new pet.

Microchips are available to the public for $35, please call for an appointment! (812-232-0293)

Questions? Email Us: adopt@thhs.org