How to Adopt

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.

Adopting a Pet, Step-by-Step

  • View cats and dogs available for adoption.

  • Come to the shelter during the hours we are open to the public. and staff member will assist you in meeting the dog or cat you are interested in adopting.

  • If you decide that you want to adopt an animal you will be required to fill out an adoption application. 

  • If you decide that you would like to adopt a dog or cat and your application is approved you may be able to take them home immediately if the animal has been spayed or neutered.

  • If the animal has not been spayed or neutered we will schedule the surgery with our vet and notify you when you will be able to pick up the dog.

  • Payment is required before we will schedule the appointment to have them spayed or neutered.

NOTEAll adoption applications are subject to approval by an Adoption Advisor. Adopters must be 21 years of age. All dogs must leave with a collar and leash. All cats must leave in a pet carrier for their safety.