Our Mission: To prevent animal neglect and cruelty through education and enforcement while providing a safe haven and finding forever homes for those in need.
Step 1: Before You Adopt. Make sure everyone in your family understands the commitment of owning a pet. Make sure you are financially able to care for a pet. Additionally, if you rent, check with your landlord to ensure pets are allowed where you live. Step 2: Complete an Adoption Application. All potential adopters must complete an adoption application before they are permitted to visit with an animal. Step 4: Finding the Right Pet. Browse our available pets online here or on our Facebook page. Add the name of the animal you are interested in adopting to your application. You are welcome to come down and browse through our animals onsite. Please note that we try to give as much information as possible about our animals likes and dislikes from the behaviors we see here at the shelter. Please check to see if the pet has restrictions that apply to your home in their bio. Please keep in mind that as a rule we cannot hold animals for anyone. Step 3: Submit Your Application. After completing your application please send by: Email: [email protected] for dogs or for cats to [email protected], Fax: (814) 942-8505, Mail to: Central PA Humane Society, 1837 East Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602. Staff will contact you for any requirements needing completing on your application and let you now we are open for walk-ins. After you have completed your visit your application will be reviewed by an Adoption Counselor. You will be contacted with a decision as to approval or not. Note: There is a $5.00, non-refundable application fee Step 5: Welcoming Your New Pet. Please keep in mind that there is no such thing as the “Perfect Pet.” Any adopted animal will require training, patience and ample time to adjust to their new home. Shelter animals need time to decompress and understand that they are in a home. Do not expect the perfect pet straight away. Allow your new family member a minimum of two weeks to start to feel at home. We are always here to help if you need some additional guidance or assistance.