How to Adopt


Visit the shelter during adoption hours:*

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: Noon – 5:30 p.m.
(New adoption applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m.)

Friday: Noon – 6:30 p.m.
(New adoption applications must be submitted by 5:30 p.m.)

*Closed Tuesdays.


View the available pets and pick a few to meet.


Complete the KHS Adoption Application and submit it to the Customer Service desk for a Meet and Greet. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Meet with a KHS Adoption Counselor to discuss your application and the pets you want to meet.


Visit with the pet(s) you are interested in during a Meet and Greet.

You and your family* will interact with pets and work with the Adoption Counselor to see if this is the right pet for you. KHS does not “hold” pets for adopters, so if you want to finalize your adoption, please come prepared with all necessary household members for the Meet and Greet.

*Please note: For dog adoptions, KHS requires that all household members meet and interact with the dog during a Meet and Greet before an adoption can be approved or finalized. KHS requires that if you already have another dog or dogs at home, they too must come to the shelter for a Meet and Greet to make sure all the dogs get along.


If the Meet and Greet is a success, Customer Service staff will complete your adoption paperwork to make it official! 


If your adopted pet is already spayed/neutered, your new pet will go home with you right away!

If your adopted pet is not yet spayed/neutered, your new pet will stay at the shelter for surgery and you will get a call for pick up when your new pet is ready to go home.

All adopted pets must leave the shelter on leash (for dogs) or in a carrier (for cats), which are for sale at the shelter.

Adoption Prices

Adoption prices may vary based on an animal’s age, size, breed, medical condition or length of time at the shelter. When you adopt from Kitsap Humane Society your adoption fee helps provide medical care, food, and shelter to the animals in our care.  

dogicon@2x Dogs

Puppies (up to 6 months)$350
Small Breed Teens (6 months to 1 year)$300
Large Breed Teens (6 months to 1 year)$200
Adult Small Breeds (1 – 6 years)$250
Adult Large Breeds (1 -6 years)$150
Senior Dogs (over 7 yrs)$75
Medical Rescues$75
Available for adoption for over 30 days1/2 price

cat_icon@2x Cats

Kittens (up to 6 months)$150
Teen Cats (6 months to 1 year)$100
Adult Cats (1-6 yrs)$80
Seniors ( 7 years)$40
Medical Rescues$30
Available for adoption for over 30 days1/2 price

FELINE FRIDAYS: Every Friday at KHS – $30 adoption fees for ALL adult cats over 1 year!



Bearded Dragon$30
Bird- Cockatiel$30
Bird- Conure/ Parrot$100
Bird- Finch$10
Bird- Parakeet$15
Guinea Pigs$10


Adoption fees may be reduced during certain events and promotions- view our current News and Events pages for information on upcoming adoption discounts.