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Hercules adopted August 2020

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The Adoption Process

We are appointment only. No walk-ins allowed. Please look at the bios and photos of our adoptable dogs and/or adoptable cats.

If you find a pet who may be a match for your family, please follow the steps below:

The online applications can be filled out on a laptop or computer, phone or iPad. Just click on the application buttons below:

Cat Adoption Interest Application
Dog Adoption Interest Application

Fill out the application, and click on the submit button.

*Trouble with the application, or general questions? Send an email to

You will need a copy of your rental agreement or lease stating the pet policy. Or a letter (email format OK) from your landlord that includes:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Permission to have pets
  • Any size and breed restrictions
  • Landlord name
  • Contact info
  • and Signature

You will need to provide proof of ownership – a mortgage statement, property tax statement or deed.

Landlord permission or bring proof of homeownership with your application to your scheduled meet and greet appointment.

Next Steps:

Once the necessary documentation is received, an adoption counselor will contact you within a week to discuss available animals, and to schedule a meet & greet appointment if there is a potential match. Please also check your spam folder for the response from our adoptions team.

All family members in your household, including dogs, will need to participate in the meet and greet appointment.

Please note that submitting an application means that you will be considered along with other applicants, and we will select the application that provides the best outcome for the animal. We do not adopt out on a first-come first-served basis.

HSNB’s adoption policy is to only adopt our dogs and cats to individuals and families looking to add a beloved pet to their family and who will primarily live inside the home as a companion.  We choose not to adopt to those planning to keep a dog or cat only as an outside or backyard animal, or kept only in a garage, or, in the case of dogs, to serve as a guard dog, as we do not consider that to be a safe, healthy, or humane environment.

Adoption Fees

Cats – $125 and up.
Kittens six months or younger – $225 and up.

Dogs – $300 and up
Puppies six months or younger – $400 and up

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Adoption Fees Include

  • Spay or neuter
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Registered microchip
  • Health record

To apply to adopt an animal, please complete the adoption application above.

Additional Adoption Information

We test animals for the following:

Dogs: Good with other dogs, resource guarding, leash reactivity, noting any other potential behavior issues.

Cats: Good with other cats, litter box trained, noting any other attributes we may know.

To Meet Our Animals

Visit our available dogs and cats on our website:

To learn more about our available dogs, visit:

To learn more about our available cats, visit:

If you see an animal you are interested in adopting, please complete application process above.


Refund Policy

  • Once the adoption or “foster to adopt” is completed, there are no monetary refunds.
  • For 30 days following the adoption, the animal can be returned to the shelter at no cost, but without a refund. After 30 days, regular surrender fees will be charged when returning the animal.
  • Should you need to return or relinquish the animal, this must be to Humane Society of the North Bay. You agree NOT to rehome the animal to a private individual or family, nor relinquish it to another animal shelter or organization, without contacting HSNB to discuss options for returning it or rehoming.

To meet our animals

Visit our available dogs and cats.

    Ernie – Adopted Dec 2020

    Hercules – Adopted Aug 2020

    If you see an animal you are interested in adopting, please complete the application process above.

    *Trouble with the application, or general questions?
    Send an email to