Adopt a Pet (The Process)
The process starts by browsing the pets on our website or by visiting the shelter. If you’re looking for a particular type of animal and can’t find it online or after visiting our shelter, please try a rescue group. The shelter has a list of rescue groups for most dog breeds, and you can also find these by doing a quick search online.
Upon entering our shelter, please take time to notice all our animals. All of the animals deserve loving homes, and our goal is to match up the right pet with the right family. Please visit with staff about the behavior and personality of the animal. They have been taking care of the animal since arrival and generally know a lot about them. After a decision has been made, please return to the front desk and give the adoption counselor a tag number, name, and/or description of the animal you are interested in adopting.
To adopt an animal from the Cedar Valley Humane Society, you must be at least 18 years old, provide a current photo ID, and have a verifiable address. If you rent, bring a copy of your lease agreement and/or your property manager’s telephone number so that we can verify the type of pet you are adopting is allowed.
You will also need to complete an adoption application. Applications may be picked up at the Cedar Valley Humane Society. You may also download an adoption application and e-mail a completed copy back to email@example.com or fax it to us at (319) 365-8270.
Click here to download an application.
Puppies (6 months and under) – $200
Dogs – $125*
Silver Paws Club Dogs (7+ years old) – $75*
Lonely Hearts Club Dogs (Long-term residents) – $75*
Kittens (3 months and under) – $100**
Cats – $90**
Silver Paws Club Cats (7+ years old) – $45**
Lonely Hearts Club Cats (Long-term residents) – $45**
Rabbits – $40
Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice, and Rats – $20
Guinea Pigs – $20
Ferrets – $40
Birds – vary by species
Other species – please call for pricing
*Your adoption fee includes heartworm test, vaccinations, deparasitizing (external and internal), grooming (if needed), microchip, and the required spay or neuter surgery.
**Your adoption fee includes feline leukemia test, vaccinations, deparasitizing (external and internal), grooming (if needed), microchip, and the required spay or neuter surgery.