How to Adopt

How to Adopt

At SafeHaven Humane Society, our goal is to find loving homes for all of our animals. Visit us and allow our staff to work with you to help find the ideal pet to fit your life.  We want you to be excited with the companion you choose and want each of the animals we care for to go home with their perfect match.

After meeting your new friend and deciding to adopt, you will be asked to complete the adoption agreement and application, including references in person only.  Please read our adoption agreement and adoption application carefully. It is important that you understand our policies moving forward with adoptions.

Due to the safety of your new family member, it is SafeHaven’s policy that all adopted dogs leave the shelter with a collar & leash. If you did not bring one, animal adoptions come with a 25% discount on all pet supplies. We have many collars and leashes that can be purchased. Thank you.

Dog Adoptions

Our dog adoption fees vary and are listed on our website when you click on each specific animal.
Included in all dog adoptions:

  • All animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption
  • 24- hour Petwatch Microchip (unless already microchipped)
  • Vaccinations/De-wormer/Flea treatment

Optional Add-Ons:
Heartworm test for $30

Cat Adoptions

Our cat adoption fees vary. Please click on the photo of the cat or kitten you are interested in for specific information about the adoption fee.

Included in all cat adoptions:

  • All animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption
  • 24-hour Petwatch Microchip (unless already microchipped)
  • Vaccinations/De-wormer/Flea treatment

Optional Add-Ons:
Leukemia and F.I.V. Combo test for $30

After Adoption

Congratulations on adding a new furry family member to your home! We recommend you visit the links below to learn more about acclimating your new pet and more resources for any issues that may come up:



Medical Concerns

We care for more than 2,000 animals annually. Just like humans, simple viruses (like dog and cat colds) can be transmitted easily and symptoms may not develop until days later. Treatment of many conditions may be covered with your adoption fee. If you are concerned about a medical condition your animal has developed within a week of adoption, please contact SafeHaven at 541-928-2789. If this is a medical emergency or a time-sensitive concern, please call your local veterinarian.

Behavioral Concerns

After arrival at your home, it can take some time for pets to adjust to their new environment. Make sure to give your pet plenty of time to get used to this new, exciting life. Remembering a few simple guidelines can help:

Keep it simple. Your pet will want to settle into their new home so try to limit any extra excitement until they’ve had time to adjust.

Play it safe. If you adopt a dog, make sure they always wear a collar and stay on-leash when you’re in an unfenced area. We recommend you do not visit a dog park or other areas with lots of dog traffic right away.

Go slow. Your pet has just experienced a lot of change. While it’s important to introduce habits like house-training and establish boundaries for acceptable behavior in the home, try not to overwhelm them with more than just the basics of home life in the first few days.


Need Help?

If you have a post-adoption behavior concern, or you need a little help, call us at 541-928-2789 or email