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.

Application for Employment

Pre-Employment Questionaire
Equal Opportunity Employer

All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)

Conviction of a crime is not an automatic bar to consideration for employment.

How much experience do you have for the position you are applying?

Shift Preference (1-4, from most desired to least desired)

Do you have a high school diploma or GED?

In the spaces below, please list any additional schools beyond High School/GED that you have attended, number of years completed, degrees received, and your primary area of study

Post Secondary 1


Work History

If you are uploading your resume, you do not need to complete work history

Please provide your employment data for the last seven years. List your current or most recent position first. Explain all periods of unemployment. References will be required before employment.

Employers 1



Please list three work and/or education related references. Do not list friends or relatives.


By signing below, I certify that the answers given by me to the foregoing questions and/or statements including all attachments and submittals in support of this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and without misrepresentations or omissions of any kind. I further understand that the making of any false or misleading statement or willful omission on the Application for Employment, or attachments or submittals, may be used to deny me employment, or if employed, used for discipline, up to and including termination.

I agree that the Eau Claire County Humane Association shall not be held liable in any respect if my employment is terminated because of false statements, answers or omissions made by me.

I give the employer the right to contact and obtain information from all references, employers, educational institutions and to otherwise verify the accuracy of the information contained in this application. I hereby release from liability the employer and its representatives for seeking, gathering and using such information and all other persons, corporations or organizations for furnishing such information.

I understand that an offer of employment is extended to me, and prior to my beginning of work for the Eau Claire County Humane Association, I will be required to undergo a drug screen. I further understand that failure to pass the drug screen will be grounds for rejection of my application for employment or for my termination if already employed prior to the date of the drug screen.

I understand that if employed, I must furnish documents to verify my identity and eligibility for employment in the United States in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

I agree to conform to the rules, regulations, and policies of the Eau Claire County Humane Association. I fully understand and agree that filling out this Application for Employment does not obligate the Eau Claire County Humane Association to offer me a job, nor does it obligate me to accept a job.

I understand that the Eau Claire County Humane Association reserves the sole and exclusive rights and authority of management which includes the Association's right to determine the number of hours per day or to select and determine the number and types of transfer, promote and demote employees or terminate or otherwise relieve employees from duty for lack of work or other legitimate reasons; to establish standards of work performance; to make and enforce reasonable rules of the maintenance and protection of life and property; to suspend, discharge and otherwise discipline employees for just cause.