How to adopt an animal from the Eau Claire County Humane Association

Choosing a Companion

With so many pet options available, it can be very difficult to select the right pet for your lifestyle. Before making a decision, take time to think about all the elements of each type of pet.


Large, medium, or small pet? Consider the space you have available and any restrictions
your residence might have.


Sure young animals are cute, but older pets typically mean less destructive behavior, well house trained, and a more graceful animal.


Outgoing and active or calm and self-contained? What personality disposition is best for you?

Choose the perfect cat to adopt. Choose the perfect dog to adopt.

Costs of Pet Ownership

Have you really considered the cost of pet ownership? Please think carefully and decide if you are ready for the commitment and responsibility of owning and caring for a pet. Remember, having and loving a pet is not a right, but a privilege!


$24/month for a premium food such as Science Diet


$10/month for various treats


$100 - $300/year for annual vaccinations, heartworm checks, and preventative medications


$40 - $65/year




$25/grooming session


$14 - $50/night

Toys & Misc

$50 - $150/year (this can go much higher)


$50 - $150 one time cost


$120/eight week program


Actual or electronic fencing can cost hundreds or even thousands

The following items reflect the average costs of properly caring for a 40-50 lb. dog.

Pre-Adoption Form

So that we may be assured that the animal you want to adopt will be best suited for you, your home and lifestyle, we would like you to provide us with the following information.

About The Pet You'd Like to Adopt

All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)

About You

About Your Household

Are other people in your home experienced with cats/dogs?

Does everyone in the house want to get a new cat/dog?

Have all the members of your home met the animal?

Please list the names and ages of other members in your house.

Family Member 1


If you rent or live with family, do you have the homeowner’s permission to have a cat/dog?

Have you ever given an animal up because it didn't work out?

Do any family members have allergies to your animal?

Have you designated a primary caregiver for the new animal?

About Your Pet Plan

About Your Pets

Pet 1

Still Owned:


The undersigned applicant hereby grants the Eau Claire County Humane Association permission to confirm any information provided in this application with any appropriate third party source, including landlords, veterinarians, etc. The information obtained will be held in confidence and used only by the Eau Claire County Humane Association for purposes of this adoption application. I certify that all the information on this application is true and complete. I understand that if any false information, omissions, or misrepresentations are discovered, my application may be rejected. I also understand that this adoption application is at its own discretion. It is specifically understood that the Eau Claire County Humane Association reserves the right to deny any adoption application at its own discretion.

Typing your name below will serve as legal signature. By signing below, I am attesting to the truthfulness of my answers. Falsification of any of the above information will be grounds for disallowing the adoption of rescue Cat and possible removal of said Cat from my home. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant.

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