Adoption Process at WHS

The adoption process generally takes at least an hour and wait times can vary from 20 minutes to 3 hours during peak times.  

All adopters must provide a valid photo ID and proof of address. 

WHS suggests coming in during non-peak hours (weekday afternoons) as it reduces the potential for long waits. In rare circumstances, out-of-state dog adopters might not be able to take home their new companion animal on the same day of adoption, as special medical records may be needed for transport.

All three WHS campuses offer a 25% military discount on adoption fees with valid proof of service.
* Please add 5.6% sales tax to all fees listed above.

Adoption fees for all dogs, cats and rabbits include:

  • Sterilization (spay/neuter surgery)
  • Microchip (a permanent identification to help protect animals from loss or theft)
  • Primary vaccinations
  • Certificate for a free veterinary examination
  • Life-long support from our behavior experts 
  • Adoption Process

    To ensure that WHS animals and adopters are properly matched, we have a few adoption guidelines.

    Each potential adopter will complete an Adopter Profile that will be reviewed by an adoption counselor and will stay on file for 2 months. To fill out a dog adoption profile online, click here.   A Photo ID with current address will be requested by the adoption counselor. If address does not match, please bring in proof of current address (ex. Utility bill or other bills). The adoption counselor will ask questions regarding your residence, family members living in the household and other animals living in the home to ensure the best match is made.

    If you have any questions please call (414) ANIMALS (264-6257) or send an email to [email protected].

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