You can browse the dogs available for adoption and cats available for adoption on our website. Please come into the shelter to meet our available animals and to adopt. The dog/puppy adoption fee is $50.00 to $150.00. The cat/kitten fee is $45.00
Some available pets have been sponsored and have a lower adoption fee.
The adoption includes: Spay/neuter surgery, 1st shots, microchipping (with free registration) and up to 30 days of Pet Care Insurance. (You must provide email address at the time of adoption to receive the insurance.) The rabies tag and a free first vet visit (local vet clinics in Tupelo/Saltillo area only) are also included. (Estimated total value of over $200.00 in services.)
In an effort to reduce the companion animal overpopulation in our area TLHS has a mandatory spay/neuter policy. This means that all animals adopted will have to be spayed or neutered before the adopter takes them home. If the animal you would like to adopt is not “fixed”, we will schedule the animal to get spayed/neutered at the time of adoption, and let you know when you will be able to pick up the animal (usually the next day).
Click here to print a Pre -Adoption questionnaire, please fill this out and bring it with you when you come to the shelter!
We generally prefer that persons adopting animals be 21 years of age. However, persons 18-20 may adopt animals if they live on their own. (We will need confirmation that you live on your own such as a Lease agreement, utility bill, etc.) If you are uncertain about our policies, please call or email to discuss adoption. We require that adoptive families not be restricted from owning pets by any rental agreements and that they have adequate facilities for the type animal they are adopting. Lap dogs, or cats that have been declawed, may need to stay inside. Big, active dogs may need to be outside in a large yard. Beyond that, the individual must sign an adoption statement promising to meet the animal’s basic physical needs, that the animal is for themselves and not a third party, and that they will not sell the animals to a research facility for testing purposes etc.
For dog adoptions we do recommend bringing a leash and/or crate to get your new dog home safely. For cat adoptions we have adoption boxes available for just $5.00 or you must bring your own carrier. This is a requirement for the cat and adopters safety.
Other places to see animals up for adoption
You can check our event calendar for dates and times of offsite adoption events.