Looking to adopt? The Kingston Humane Society believes it has been entrusted with the lives of all animals placed in its care and also their quality of life after they leave our care. Therefore based upon this the following adoption protocols are in place:
- Pick out the dog or cat you would like to adopt. Please note its case number and/or name.
- Fill out the pre-adoption application (available below).
- Pre-adoption application is evaluated by staff, and references are checked. This process can take up to 24-48 hours.
- A meet and greet will be required for dog adoptions, to families who already own a dog.
- After adoption counseling, if it is deemed an appropriate match for you and the dog/cat the adoption is approved.
- Sign the contract and other information.
- Take home your new pet.
A $50.00 voucher towards spay or neuter is given to the adopters for all unaltered dogs and cats.
What is included in the price:
Health Check, First Set of Vaccinations, De-worming, Microchip, 6 weeks of Pet Insurance, Temperament Evaluation (for dogs).
Not included in the price:
Second set of shots (must be done 1 month after 1st set of shots), Rabies Vaccination.
Satellite Adoption Centres:
Be sure to contact or visit these stores in the Kingston area to find out more about the KHS cats available at their locations.
If you are considering adopting a cat or dog from us then please fill out the appropriate form below and bring it with you to the shelter.
To adopt a pet from the Kingston Humane Society you will need to print the following document, write out the current date and sign it.
Various local animal care businesses have 1 or more of our shelter animals at their place of business. These animals are up for adoption, and can be adopted directly from their businesses or adopted after completing the paperwork at the shelter. Please check with the satellite centre to see which way they offer adoptions.
Our standard adoption policies still apply; however, there are some additional points that you should be aware of. Satellite adoption centre staff does not work for the Kingston Humane Society and are mandated to refer certain adoption matters directly to the Kingston Humane Society. They are given a more narrow set of policies that they may adopt under. This is necessary because they do not have the benefit of the experience in screening applicants that the staff at the KHS does. There is a special Satellite Adoption Centre Questionnaire that is used to interview potential adopters.
In the event that the person reviewing the form is not able to complete the adoption they MUST refer the adoption to the adoption coordinator at the Kingston Humane Society. Please understand that this referral may be for many different reasons and the satellite staff member reviewing this form is not allowed to discuss those reasons with you. This is to protect our satellite centre staff from trying to explain policy or decisions that they have no control over. Staff from the Kingston Humane Society will get in touch with you within 2 business days if your adoption cannot be completed at the Satellite Adoption Centre.
We appreciate the exposure that the satellite centers bring to our Society, and ask you to help make sure the experience is beneficial to them.
Returns are not allowed to satellite centers. After the adoption, any questions or concerns should be directed to the Adoptions Coordinator at KHS.