Adopt

You’re off to a great start looking for your new best friend at the Benton Franklin Humane Society. We think we have some of the best pets anywhere, and they’re just waiting for the right match, which we hope is YOU!

The BFHS believes in an adoption approach that considers important details for finding the right fit, such as a person’s home, interests and lifestyle. We then match those with an animal’s social, exercise and training needs.

Unlike “pass/fail” application programs, we strive to match people and animals through education and discovery. We accomplish this through conversation to create an effective, pleasant adoption experience — and most important — to make lasting matches.

Each situation, adopter and animal requires a different approach. And while we reserve the right to refuse an 
adoption, we always make every effort to work with you to address concerns or find the most appropriate 
companion animal.

Please plan on spending at least one hour for the adoption process — we’re confident that you’ll agree that this 
small investment of time will be well worth the countless hours of enjoyment that will result from finding
 “the perfect match.”

Some questions to ask when considering adoption are:

Will you adjust your lifestyle, if necessary, to meet the needs for exercise, attention and training?
Will you pay for food, vaccinations, annual vet exams and emergency treatment that may be needed?
Will you provide daily care for the animal throughout its lifespan of 10-15 years?
Will you take the time to properly train and housebreak a new pet?
Will you obey the animal ordinances in your community?

Not sure if the pet will be right for your home? We encourage “trial visits”. Talk to one of our adoption counselors for more information.

Check out the current animals available for adoption at BFHS.

Adoption Criteria:

Must be 18 years of age (must show valid ID)
Must show proof of residence (approval from landlord if applicable).
Would you like to see how lives have been changed by adopting an animal from BFHS? View some of our Happy Tails here.

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