Adoption Process

Thank you for choosing to adopt your new family member from the Humane Society of Midland County! Follow these three steps:


Browse our adoptable pets on Petfinder  or stop by in person during our adoption hours. You can also visit our cat condos located inside Soldan’s Pet Supplies in Midland to visit pets that are currently living in foster homes but available for adoption.

Adoption hours: Monday – Friday 12 to 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Fill out an application that highlights your lifestyle (including family members and living situation), veterinary references and what you are looking for in a furry family member.


After you have met your perfect match, it is time to make it official and bring your new pet home!

Shelter animals need patience when adjusting to a new home. Even the friendliest pets might be timid in a new place. With a lot of praise, encouragement and help from your veterinarian, you can help your pet adjust to their new forever home.

Spay/Neuter Policy

All pets are required to be spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter. Adoptable pets that have not yet been spayed or neutered can be met, approved by the shelter and paid for by the adopter. The animal can only go home after the surgery is performed, which is covered by the adoption fee.

Stray Policy

Shelter animals are available for same-day adoption with the exception of stray animals. Strays are held for one week while we look for the owner. When the stray hold is up, approved applications for stray pets are honored in the order in which they are received.

Adoption Fees

All adoption fees include a comprehensive health check by a local veterinarian, spay/neuter if needed, up-to-date vaccines, heartworm testing and a microchip.

Generous donations allow us to cover the difference between adoption fees and general care costs. The average care cost for dogs and cats that come into the shelter that require no special medical care is $120.

Prices may vary based on adoption specials and are subject to change without notice. Some animals may have different prices depending on needs. Due to their ongoing care, the adoption fee for foster animals is slightly higher.

Dogs and cats that have been at the shelter for 21 days or more are available for adoption at a reduced rate with the 21 Days & Up Club.

Small Dogs

Age Fee
Under 1 year old $350
1 year – 5 years $250
6 years – 9 years $175
Over 10 years old $100

Medium Dogs

Age Fee
Puppy to 5 months $300
6 months – 11 months $250
1 year – 6 years $200
7 years – 9 years

Over 10 years old



Large Dogs

Age Fee
Puppy – 5 months $250
6 months – 11 months

1 year – 6 years

Over 7 years old



$ 75


Age Fee
Kitten to 5 months $70
6 months to 6 years $40
7+ years No fee
Second cat (any age) $10
Barn cat No fee

21 Days & Up Club

Age Fee
Dogs $75
Cats $10
Kittens $20

Vets and Pets Adoption Fees

Are you a veteran of the United States military? As a way of thanking our veterans for their service, the Vets and Pets program pairs our heroes with homeless pets.

Veterans are eligible to adopt dogs and cats over four years old free of charge. Pets under the age of four will be discounted by 50 percent. To use the Vets and Pets program, potential pet parents will need to show a military ID or discharge papers in addition to filling out an adoption application.

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