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.

Foster Application

In order to be considered to be a foster home for ECCHA pets, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age with verifiable identification
  • Have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household
  • Understand that the ECCHA has a right to deny your application
  • Agree to a home visit BEFORE and DURING the time when you might foster a pet from ECCHA
  • Become a volunteer. As a foster parent, you are required to be a volunteer. We feel that if you understand what goes on daily at the humane association, you will be a better foster parent. If you're not a current volunteer, we can not send a foster animal home with you until you have completed orientation.

So that we may be assured that the relationship between the fostered pet and you, the fostering family will be a good one, we would like you to provide us with the following information.

All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)

About You

About Your Household

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

Family Member 1


About Your Pets

Last 5 years of pets

Please tell us about the pets that have owned you in the last five years (whether or not you still own them):

Pet 1

Still Owned:


Are your pets currently vaccinated against:

Have your cats tested negitive for FeLV/FIV?:

About Fostering

Animals you are able to foster (please check all that apply):

Please provide two personal references, not including your veterinarian. They may be neighbors, co-workers, friends, or relatives. If you do not have a current veterinarian, please include a third reference:


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, and 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 the sole property of the Eau Claire County Humane Association.

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 a 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 the rescue animal and possible removal of said animal from my home. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant.

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