Report a Lost Pet
Adoption Policy and Application
Columbia County Humane Society
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901
E-mail the Shelter
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Adoption Rates and Discounts
Normal adoption fees: (fees are guidelines and may be different. See animal description for the adoption fee)
Dog adoption fee includes: spaying/neutering, Micro-chipping, Heartworm testing and standard vaccinations.
• Adult Dogs (over 35 lbs) $150 + tax
• Adult Dogs (under 35 lbs) $175 and up + tax
• Puppies (under 7 mos) $225 and up + tax
Cat adoption fee includes: spaying/neutering, and standard vaccinations.
• Adult Cats with Rabies Vaccination $50 + tax
• Adult Cats $40 + tax
• Kittens (6 mos and under) $80 + tax
• Feral Cats $10 + tax
• Senior Cats & Dogs 25% discount
• Senior Citizens 25% discount
• CCHS Members 25% discount
Consider Adopting an Adult Cat or Dog
Puppies and kittens are fun and cute but they are usually a lot more work to care for than an adult animal.
Also, they mature quickly, often in a few short months. Here's a few positives about adopting adult animals:
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- Puppies and kittens will need house-breaking. Many adult animals are already house-broken.
- Greater selection: Most shelters have more adult animals in a wide variety of breeds and personalities.
- Health costs: Adult animals are less delicate and are able to ward off sickness better.
They have often been vaccinated and even spayed/neutered.
- Energy: Puppies and kittens are usually more destructive and energetic than adults. In today's busy
households, an older, calmer animal may be less disruptive of your schedule.
- Attitude: It's just not true that you can't teach an old dog (or cat) new tricks. In fact, older animals have usually been taught
at least the basic rules and commands, and maybe a few special tricks they'd just love to share with a new family.