The Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County originally chartered nearly 30 years ago and underwent reorganization from 1997 to 1998. Charles Hand, a local businessman, rented to the Humane Society a building for seven years from which we could conduct sheltering operations. Contrary to popular belief, the Humane Society is not “funded” by the city or county, and sadly, the expense of caring for the rising number of homeless animals in our community far exceeded our income, which forced us to close our doors in 2003.
Our goal is to place our rescued animals in homes that best suit the animals’ emotional & physical needs. These needs vary from animal to animal, so there are no “specific” requirements (i.e. fenced in yards, no young children, etc.). The Humane Society reserves the right to refuse adoption to any family whom it believes will not be able to meet the needs of the individual pet applied for. Prior to completing an application, we strongly encourage you to look beyond the cute face in the picture… please read the pet’s bio carefully to ensure he/she sounds like a good match for your family. To respect the privacy of our foster homes & to ensure the safety of the pets in our care, visits with pets & their foster families are arranged only after an application has been given the seal of approval by our adoption coordinator. An Adoption Application must be completed & emailed back to us (preferred & most timely); faxed or snail mailed applications are also accepted but might take longer to process. Once your application is received, it will be forwarded to our adoption coordinator for review, and you might be contacted by phone or email to answer additional questions. Your veterinary & personal references will likely be contacted. And finally, a home visit will be scheduled, which involves a volunteer scheduling a mutually convenient time to visit your home. The home visit allows us to meet your family & see where your new pet would be spending his days & nights. We strive to complete this process & notify potential adopter’s within 48 hours, but it could be less or more depending on workload & how long it takes to get in touch with references. We thank you for your patience during this process! Please note we do not have a physical shelter – all of our animals reside in foster homes thanks to several incredible families!