Congratulations on your decision to adopt an animal companion! South Wood County Humane Society is happy you are considering adopting from our shelter. Our goal is to find permanent, loving and responsible homes for the animals in our care.  We do not place holds on any animal for adoption due to kennel space. We strive to match the best animal for your situation and the best situation for that animal. Please complete all parts the application, as incomplete applications will not be processed. In order to be considered for adoption, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or have a co-signer present at time of turning in application and adoption if approved.
  • Have formal identification (ex. Drivers License)
  • Current pets must be up to date on vaccinations, unless verified with your personal vet that current pet(s) cannot have a certain vaccine due to medical issues and/or health of animal.
  • SWCHS will check with landlords for approval of pets in rental homes, apartments and mobile home parks. Parental permission must be granted if you live in their home at time of application.
  • In the matter of multiple applications received for one specific animal, SWCHS will go through all the applications and contact all applicants when their application is approved. All applicants will be informed about the multiple applications for the one said animal. Adoptions are based off of best fit home and the availability of the applicants schedule to meet with and/or adopt said animal.

Here at the South Wood County Humane Society, we do our best to provide medical care for the animals in our custody. This includes basic vaccinations, preventative treatments for parasites, testing and treatment of common ailments in the shelter environment, and veterinary appointments for surgical needs or further medical needs. We often do not know the medical history of the animals in our care. All animals, just like people, can carry and transmit diseases, sometimes without showing symptoms themselves. Other medical conditions may not become apparent until later in life or may require medical investigation beyond our resources as a humane society. SWCHS will provide full disclosure for any medical ailments that we are aware of. We cannot make any guarantees for the current or future health of any animals, and any further veterinary care or concerns will be the full responsibility of the adopter. 

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Current Pet Information

Example: Penny, Beagle Mix, Female, 5 years, Spayed
Any answer to this question does NOT disqualify an applicant. We ask this as a part of our approval process so we can better assist with finding a perfect match for your home.
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Adoption fee includes:
  • Spayed/Neuter
  • Microchip
  • Vaccinations
  • De-worming
  • Flea Control
  • Feline FIV/FELV
  • Canine 4DX test

South Wood County Humane Society has the right to accept or deny this application for any reason.

A completed application does not guarantee an approved application. I certify that I am at least 21 years of age and the information given is true. I authorize any and all verifications of statements made in the application. I recognize that any misrepresentation of facts may result in losing the privilege of adopting a pet.

I understand vaccines, vet care and proper nutrition can cost $300-500 per year and I agree to financially provide for this animal during its entire lifespan which may be 20 years or more.

I also understand SWCHS has the right to do a follow up visit and take pictures showing proper shelter is being provided for any animal kept outside. If this animal becomes ill, injured, or lost, I will contact the SWCHS immediately.

I also sign that I understand how the adoption process works, agree to complete any spay/neuter requirements and pay fees involved with adoption.

By clicking the "Submit" button below, I agree that the information listed above is correct and that I understand all terms and conditions.