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Adoption Fees and Information

If you are interested in adopting an animal on our website, feel free to call the Shelter at 303.772.1232 x0 for more information regarding its particular needs and our recommendations. Or just come on in and visit!  Please leave time in your day to spend several hours with us!  If, after visiting, you wish to continue with the adoption process, we will ask you to fill out an Adopter Survey depending on the species of animal you are adopting. To save time, you may download the form and fill it out beforehand. Animals may also be put "on hold". There is a $20 non-refundable, non-transferrable fee for placing a hold on an animal and holds may be made in person or by phone. The hold fee is used to help care for the animals and does not apply towards the adoption fee. For PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS, there is also a $20 deposit required in addition to the hold fee.  The puppy deposit is also non-refundable and non-transferrable, however it will be applied to the adoption fee for that specific animal.  Please note: Longmont Humane Society does not accepts checks. Cash and Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) are accepted.

Adopter Survey Forms





Adoption Fees**
Kittens Kittens 6 months and younger

$199 - $249

Cats Cats 7 months and older $7 - $95
Puppies Puppies 6 months and younger $125 - $400
Dogs Dogs 7 months and older $60 - $400
Bouncing Bunnies Rabbits $30
Pocket Pets Guinea Pigs, Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Gerbils   $15 - $25
Feathered Friends Birds   $15 - $45

Click on a specific animal's photo to see their individual adoption fee

Senior people (ages 55+) adopting senior animals (ages 8+) available at 50% off the adoption fee!

Adoption fees include:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Distemper/Parvo vaccination
  • Preventative De-worming
  • Bordatella vaccination for dogs
  • Microchip 
  • A free bag of Science Diet dog or cat food
  • Complimentary veterinary visit to our Well Pet Clinic
  • 30 day trial of pet medical insurance
  • 25% off LHS Dog Training Classes
  • Complimentary behavioral support post-adoption from our Training Specialists!

**In addition to the adoption fees, there is a $15 charge for a current rabies vaccine.  If the adopter is a city of Longmont resident, there is also a $15 fee for a pet license required by the city.  A leash and collar are required for all dogs to go home and a carrier is required for all cats and small mammals to go home-- Bring with you or purchase at our store.

We strive to keep our fees reasonable.  The adoption fees vary and depend on size, age, behavior, medical condition and anticipated demand.  Those animals with a higher adoption fee help us care for other animals who stay with us longer and require more of our resources.  We appreciate your support!

Wait!  Before you fall in love...

Please don’t fall in love with that beautiful face just yet. First, take a moment to read about our adoption process.

The adoption of a companion animal is a commitment for life. We want to be sure that the animal you choose is the best possible fit for you. We want this adoption to be perfect for everyone.

You are free to visit the animals in the adoption area. Should there be one who seems to fit your needs based on the biography found hanging on the kennel, ask for more information at the front desk. If it seems like a good match, you can take an appropriate animal for a walk in our dog yard or sit with him in a visitation room to get to know him better.  If you have a dog at home and are considering adopting another dog, you may be required to bring your own dog with you and we will facilitate a dog meet between the dogs.  This requirement does not apply to all dogs.  Although not a guarantee on how the dogs may do together once home, this is another helpful step you can do to make the best decision for both 2-legged and 4-legged members of the family.  (We ask that you do not bring any feline members of the family in to the shelter for meets.  This is counter productive and can be very stressful for your cat.)

Filling out an Adopter Survey or Pet Picks Form is the next step. Our Client Care Team Members will review the information with you, helping you to assess whether the animal you have chosen will fit into your lifestyle, family, and home.

We encourage you to take plenty of time to make your decision. Maybe the right animal for you isn’t here today. If there are still questions, we can put an animal on hold for $20 and for PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS, there is also a $20 deposit required in addition to the hold fee.  The puppy deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable, however it will apply to the adoption fee for that specific puppy.  Additionally, because all animals adopted from the Longmont Humane Society will be spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter, it may be necessary for you to wait a few days before taking your new friend home, although most of our animals are ready to go with you on the same day.  

Before final release, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and to pay the adoption fees. Detailed information about other benefits, including free medical insurance and a complimentary visit to our Well Pet Clinic are included in handout materials that will go home with you and your new pet.

Please understand that our questions are not meant to be intrusive or suspicious. Our careful approach to making satisfying, lifelong matches can spare your family a painful experience. For the animal, however, it can be a matter of life or death. Each pet in the Shelter has experienced at least one broken bond already.

Considering whether it's the right time to add a pet to your home, and if you've found the right one, should be a well thought out and investigated process.  Leave time in your day to spend a few hours with us.  Please be patient - the animals are depending on us.