Thank you for your interest in adopting from Pasadena Humane. We are now offering adoptions by appointment only.

How to adopt a pet

Step 1: Application Submission Process

  • View adoptable pets on our website. 
  • Fill out an online adoption application and note which pet you are interested in adopting. We are currently experiencing a high volume of adoption applications for most pets. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of adoption. Please do not submit multiple applications or inquiries for the same pet.
  • An adoption counselor will contact you within 4 days to update you on the status of your application and the pet. Adoption applications are being processed in the order they are received. Once a pet has been adopted, all applicants will be notified by email.

Step 2: Virtual Adoption Counsel

  • If your application has been selected, an adoption counselor will call you to review all behavior and medical notes we have on the pet. Applicants will be contacted in the order applications are received.
  • The majority of pets on the website are currently in foster homes, which provides us with additional information about the pet in a home environment.
  • Due to social distancing requirements, we are not able to offer an in-person meet and greet with the pets.

Step 3: Finalize the Adoption

  • If you decide you’d like to proceed with the adoption, you will get an appointment to finalize the adoption and pick up your pet at the shelter.
  • Adopters are asked to please wear a mask or face covering when visiting the shelter and to practice safe social distancing. If you do not feel well, please stay home.

 

Adoption hours:

By appointment only. Please fill out an adoption survey to begin the adoption process.

Adoption fees:

Dogs: $140

Includes:

  • Spay/neuter surgery and vaccines
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Free health exam within 5 days from a participating veterinarian
  • Microchip/PHS pet ID tag
  • General information packet
  • 10% discount in PHS Pet Store
  • Discounted training classes

Cats: $90

Includes:

    • Spay/neuter surgery and age-appropriate vaccines
    • Free health exam within 5 working days
    • Microchip
    • General information packet
    • 10% discount in PHS Pet Store
    • Cat carrier

(the fee is waived for the second kitten or cat adopted within 30 days)

Rabbits: $40

Includes:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Free health exam within 5 days from a participating veterinarian
  • Microchip
  • General information packet
  • 10% discount in PHS Pet Store

Guinea Pigs: $15

Includes:

  • Free health exam within 5 days from a participating veterinarian
  • General information packet
  • 10% discount in PHS Pet Store

Rats: $10

Includes:

  • Free health exam within 5 days from a participating veterinarian
  • General information packet
  • 10% discount in PHS Pet Store

Hamsters and Mice: $5

Includes:

  • Free health exam within 5 days from a participating veterinarian
  • General information packet
  • 10% discount in PHS Pet Store

Other fees vary by animal.

All dog, cat and rabbit adoptions include the spay/neuter surgery*, microchip, age & species-appropriate vaccines, and a certificate for a free health exam at a participating veterinarian.

*Spay/neuter update for adoptable pets: 

Following the National Animal Care & Control Association guidelines, we have temporarily halted non-emergency surgery, including spay & neuter. Unaltered pets will be adopted on a $100 (cats) or $200 (dogs) deposit that will be fully refunded when the pet is spayed/neutered. All adopted pets will be scheduled for spay/neuter surgery at no additional charge when normal operations resume.

Questions about adoption? E-mail us at adopt@pasadenahumane.org.

Seniors for Seniors Program

Our Seniors for Seniors program enables people age 60 and up to adopt pets age 5 and up free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the Pets for the Elderly Foundation.

Of course, most pets at age 5 (like most humans at age 60!) are hardly over the hill; on the contrary, they’re just hitting their stride, and the Seniors for Seniors program—besides offering financial assistance to our more experienced adopters—gives an extra boost to the terrific middle-aged cats and dogs, who are sometimes overlooked by shelter visitors.

Have questions about adoption? E-mail us at adopt@pasadenahumane.org.