Thank you for choosing to adopt!
The Edmonton Humane Society has moved to a modified, appointment-based adoption process during COVID-19 to safeguard the health of our staff and community while helping our shelter animals move on to the next step of their journey and into their new homes.
Here are the steps you can expect to complete the adoption of your new pet:
Check out the
adoptable animals on our website
to find a pet (or a few!) that you think may fit your family.
Complete the following pre-adoption
Our team will then review your questionnaire and contact you by phone within 2 business days to
review the animal's medical and behavioural history and lifestyle needs
After reviewing this information, we will then set up a
with the pet. Depending on the animal, this may be done virtually. For some dogs or pets with specific behaviour needs, a physically-distanced meet-and-greet may be scheduled outdoors at our shelter.
If the pet seems to be a good fit for your family, we will finalize the adoption through a
which will include reviewing what is included in your adoption and answering any questions you may have. We will do our best to have this scheduled on the same day as your meet-and-greet.
You will then be asked to complete our
online adoption commitment form and payment.
curbside pick-up appointment
will then be scheduled for you to come get your new pet from our shelter and bring them home!
Before we have you to complete the pre-questionnaire, there's a few important items for us to mention...