Adoption Information

Please note that we approve adoption applications on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in adopting one of our critters and you are not in the Racine, WI area, it is advisable to send in the application quickly. This is particularly important when applying for puppies as they are adopted very quickly. There is a 24 hour processing time on all adoptions.

The adoption fee for cats is $58. Dogs are $128. This fee includes the following:

  • Vet check
  • 30-day health guarantee
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Microchip
  • Leash and collar
  • 'New Pet Packet' includes food, coupons, toys and treats
  • Training classes (available at 3 locations)
  • Lifetime subscription to 'Critter Quarterly' newsletter

- Adopt two felines at the same time and the second adoption is only $40 -

To adopt from H.O.P.E. Safehouse, you must:
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Complete an adoption application
  • Provide verifiable information
  • Provide proof of home ownership or landlord’s consent
  • Have the consent of all adults living in the household

All adoptions through H.O.P.E. Safehouse have a lifetime guarantee. If for any reason the animal does not work out, it must be returned to H.O.P.E. Safehouse.

Placing the animals into quality forever homes is our top priority. We want to recognize and keep these good homes a part of the H.O.P.E. Safehouse family. After the initial adoption fee of $58 for cats
(or $98 if adopting two cats at the same time) and $128 for dogs, adoptive families qualify to adopt future companion animals at no additional cost, provided however, the adoptive family completes an adoption application for the selected pet and continues to meet the required adoption criteria.