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All cats and dogs that are over the age of 8 are FREE! There is no adoption fee.

Please note that applications take 24-hours to be approved. All of our animals must be spayed or neutered, which may be performed after the application is approved. If you are not in the Steuben County area, you will have to wait until after the surgery to take the pet home. Please plan accordingly and do not make travel plans until you have spoken to our staff. Thanks!

All of our adoptable animals must be spayed or neutered which is part of the adoption fee.



Thank you for your interest in adopting one of the great pets in our shelter!  Our adoption application is below:


Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.  Please be patient as there may be multiple applications on the same pet.




$100- Pure Bred & Puppies
$80- All other dogs
FREE – All Dogs Over 8


$80- Pure Bred
$60- All Other Cats
FREE – All Cats Over 8


Includes neuter/spay, heartworm check and preventative (dogs only), preventative flea control, micro-chip, dewormed, and partial vaccinations including rabies vaccination.


The Steuben County Humane Society is pleased to offer fee-waived pet adoptions to all active-duty military personnel and veterans.  Please bring proof of your military status with you when you come to adopt your chosen pet.  We thank you for your service!

* Fees may be adjusted based on the welfare of each animal.



The purpose of this shelter is to find good homes for our pets. Potential adoptive guests will be treated with courtesy and respect. No potential adoptive guest will be denied from adopting a pet on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status. You MUST be 18-years old to adopt. Our shelter is concerned with finding potential adoptive guests that: can financially afford to provide for the pet; have a safe, appropriate place to care for and house a pet; have no history of violent behavior or abuse; have time to spend with a pet; and are willing to make a long-term commitment to the pet. The interviewing process of potential adoptive guests will focus only on these concerns.


Adoption of our pets to families with children under the age of five years will be evaluated based on an individual basis with the primary concern being safety.  All adoption decisions will be based on the welfare of the animals. Our shelter reserves the right of refusal to adopt a pet. Each prospective guest will be required to provide a government-issued picture identification and to complete an adoption application.


All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption.