Adopt A Pet

We Speak For Those Who Have No Voice

The Van Zandt County Humane Society is committed to the rehabilitation and socialization of all animals in our care.

We adopt only companion animals and reserve the right to refuse adoptions that do not meet our adoption criteria or acceptable exceptions.

Each animal in our care is fostered at the home of the foster parent and is socialized for family life. They remain in foster care until adoption. Many of our animals are housebroken or easily trained.

Animals are not articles of clothing to be thrown out once they are no longer in style. They are able to bond deeply with their families and they deserve the same devotion from you. Adding a four-legged family member means making a lifelong commitment, which can easily be 10-15 years for dogs and up to 20 years for cats.

Dogs and cats are not right for every home. Problems such as allergies, apartment restrictions or moving issues should be discovered before adopting your new pet. Large dogs may be too strong or active for small children. Small pets may be too delicate for children. Once you have made the right choice for you, obedience train your dog and make an effort to really understand cat behavior. Basic training helps you communicate better with your pets and strengthens the human-animal bond.

Make sure the pet suits your lifestyle. Dogs require daily exercise and attention, and the size of the dog should be considered, since a large active dog may not be suitable for a small apartment.

Our adoption fees are $85.00 for dogs and puppies and $85.00 for cats and kittens.

Special adoption rates apply if two or more pets are adopted together.


1.) My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2.) Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3.) Place trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4.) Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
5.) Talk to me. Even though I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6.) Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7.) Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could bite hard enough to break bones, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8.) Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
9.) Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10.) On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

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