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 and are non-binding. KHS does not place “holds” on available animals for any reason. 


Once your Adoption Application has been submitted, you will have a Meet and Greet with an Adoption Counselor to discuss your application, review the information on the pets you want to meet, and introduce you to the pets. 

*Please note: For dogs ages 6 months and up, all people in your household are required to come to the shelter for a Meet and Greet before an adoption can be approved or finalized.  Do you have other dogs in your home? You must bring them to the shelter for a Meet and Greet with the dog you are interested in adopting before your application may be approved.


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


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

If your adopted dog or cat 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 dogs must leave the shelter on leash  and collar. Cats must leave in a carrier. Collars, leashes, and cardboard carriers are available for purchase at the shelter.

Small pets must leave in a size-appropriate carrier and livestock must leave in either a size-appropriate carrier (for example for fowl) or in a secure trailer (for example for goats, pigs, horses, etc.)

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) $475
Small Breed Teens (6 months to 1 year) $400
Large Breed Teens (6 months to 1 year) $250
Adult Small Breeds (1 – 6 years) $350
Adult Large Breeds (1 -6 years) $150
Senior Dogs (over 7 yrs) $75
Purebreds $500+
Medical Rescues $75
Available for adoption for over 30 days 1/2 price

cat_icon@2x Cats

Kittens (up to 6 months) $175
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 days 1/2 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
Chicken $5
Chinchilla $75
Ferret $50
Gerbil $5
Goat $30
Guinea Pigs $10
Hamster $5
Mouse/Rat $5
Pig $30
Rabbit $15
Sheep $30
Turtle $5

Superhero Adoptions

Superhero Adoption fees are higher than standard adoption fees and may be assigned to animals who are purebred or who are highly sought-after breeds. These special Superhero Adoption fees help Kitsap Humane Society provide care for other pets in need, such as those who come to us in need of medical treatment. An animal with a Superhero Adoption fee will have the fee designated in their adoption summary on the website.


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