Why Adopt a Pet?
If you’re looking for a new furry family member, you’ve come to the right place!
How do I adopt a pet?
Visit our website to see the pets that are current available for adoption. Click here to view.
Contact our Adoption Team to set up an appointment to meet the pet(s). We are operating as appointment-only at this time. All visits must be scheduled ahead of time. Our Adoption Team can be contacted between 8 AM – 4:30 PM daily by phone at 757-221-0150 ext:0 or [email protected]. Please note – due to the increased frequency of phone calls and emails it may take extra time for our team to respond back.
When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, please remain in your car and call the front desk to check in (757-221-0150 ext:0).
Are there any adoption requirements?
Virginia law requires that you provide adequate shelter, veterinary care and daily food and water for a domestic animal. It also states that all cats and dogs released from adoption agencies must be spayed/neutered.
All adoption applicants must be at least 18 years old and provide a valid driver’s license.
Renters will be required to provide contact name and phone number of landlord upon completion of the adoption application.
Our adoption team will contact your landlord to verify pet policy and payment of pet deposit prior to adoption.
If desired, once the application is completed, Heritage Humane Society is happy to schedule a Meet n’ Greet with our trained staff, your current dog and the adoptable dog. This is not required, but may be suggested for some dogs (please hold off on bringing in your current dog until after you meet your new dog, and have completed the application process).
It is very important that the entire family is accepting of the new animal.
We highly recommend that cats be kept indoors for their safety. If you’re looking for a barn cat, we can help you! Click here.
Before you fall in love
Our goal is to set you and your new pet up for success! Adopting a pet can be a great experience for you and your family. A new pet can instantly warm your heart as they join your family. A new pet can also be a challenge if you have not considered all the factors before you adopt.
- Have I talked about adopting a new pet with everyone in my household?
- Do I have the financial resources to properly care for a pet?
- Are there any restrictions on the kind or number of pets I can have where I live? If you rent, please bring a copy of the rental’s pet policy, lease, or letter from your landlord.
- Keep in mind that in order to adopt from the Heritage Humane Society, you must be at least 18 years old and show a current photo ID.
What is included with the adoption fee?
Each adoption fee includes:
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Basic Feline and Canine Vaccines
- Wellness Exam
- And more… (a value of over $300)!