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Adoption Process

Adoption Information

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society works to make the best match possible between people and pets. We are always working to place animals in responsible, loving homes. Each adopted animal is spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies and distemper. Cats are tested for feline leukemia and dogs are tested for heartworm. Treatment for fleas and intestinal parasites is administered if needed. Microchipping is available at the time of adoption for an additional $10. Adopters will receive a $5 coupon for Science Diet pet food and 30 days of free pet insurance for microchiped animals

A valid and current photo ID is required to adopt any animal.
If you are interested in adopting a dog and would like to complete the profile in advance, you may find it here.
If you are adopting a cat, s/he must leave the shelter or adoption clinic in a carrier. You may bring your own or purchase one for a nominal charge.
Plan to bring your entire family along so everyone can meet your new pet.
If you have a dog at home and are planning to adopt a dog, please bring your dog to meet the new dog.
If you rent your home, please check with your landlord before coming down to make sure you are familiar with their pet policies
Most importantly, plan to spend some time with us getting to know your new pet. We want to make sure that whoever you choose will be the right match for you.

MHHS has three satellite locations in the capital region where cats can be adopted 7 days a week click here for locations. conducts adoption clinics throughout the Capital District. Please visit our Calendar of Events for dates and locations of additional adoption days all year long.

Adoption Fees:

DOGS
Puppies 4 months or younger minimum of $250
Dogs 5 months to 7 years minimum of $120
Highly adoptable dogs minimum of $200
Senior dogs (7 years and older) and Special Needs dogs minimum of $75

CATS
Kittens under 6 months minimum of $50
Purebreds or rare/exotic breeds $50 to $100
Cats 6 months to 3 years minimum of $35
Cats 3 years and older are FREE

OTHER ANIMALS
Adoption fees vary, please call.

ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. Please call the shelter at (518) 434-8128 if you have any questions.

SAINT - Senior (and Special Needs) Animals In Need Of Thee: Older animals still make wonderful pets! This special program is designed to give mature animals a better chance for adoption. Any cat or dog age 7 or older is considered a senior and may, at the discretion of management, have a reduced adoption fee. The shelter may also categorize certain animals as Special Needs with a reduced adoption fee.

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