Humane Society Of Yuma

Adoption FAQ

Why adopt?

It's economical.

Buying a pet from a breeder or a store can cost hundreds of dollars. Shelter pets are under a hundred and come with proper vaccinations and are spayed or neutered.

Every pet deserves a chance to have a forever home.

With so many wonderful cats and dogs entering our shelter, you are sure to find a forever friend.

Many are purebred.

If you have your heart set on a purebred you may be surprised to know that 20% of the dogs that enter our shelter are purebreds.

Many are trained.

Owners turn over their animals in large numbers. Most of these animals come already trained with a history of their behaviors, likes and dislikes.

You can save a life!


What are the adoption fees & procedures?

Prices vary from $0 - $300 and includes Distemper, Parvo, Bordatella, Rabies Vaccinations, Spay/Neuter and microchipping for dogs/cats. 
Call 928-782-1621 for more information. 

Questions to ask yourself

Your pet may be with you for a very long time. Did you know that dogs can live from 10-15 years, and cats for up to 20 years? You may go through many changes during your life. Marriage, a new baby, a new job, or perhaps relocating, but your animal will be a permanent part of your life. And since dogs and cats can bond deeply with their families, it can be heartbreaking for the pet and for the family should that bond be broken.

Can you spend quality time with your friend?

Pets thrive on several hours of exercise and companionship every day. Pets, especially dogs, who are constantly left alone can develop behavioral issues.

Will you be responsible for your pet's health and safety?

The cost of owning a dog or cat is a more than the initial adoption fee. When estimating the total amount, remember to include basic and emergency veterinary care, toys, supplies and food.

Do you know what pet is right for you?

Dogs and cats are not right for every household. Problems such as allergies, apartment restrictions, or moving issues should be explored before adopting a new pet. Large dogs may be too strong or active for small children, while small pets may be too delicate for children. It's smart to ask the shelter staff what animals they recommend for your household-they're experts at making perfect matches!