The Delaware Valley Humane Society, Inc is a nonprofit organization that provides Shelter care in the most humane and compassionate way possible with a focus on health, care and adoption of homeless cats and dogs to desirable homes.
1. Fill out and submit an application. We’ll need some basic questions answered so we can make sure you and your new pet will be a successful adoption. 2. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. 3. Provide 2 personal references – they should be able to speak to your ability to provide a loving home. 4. Provide a Veterinarian reference. The vet will need to verify that you have an account in good standing, that past and current animals were kept up to date on vaccinations & spayed/neutered, and received regular care. 5. If you rent, you must provide written approval from your landlord. 6. For dogs, we don’t require a fenced in yard but we need to know how you will provide outdoor exercise. 7. We need to know about any breed restrictions or other special conditions. We want to provide YOU, our adopters, with support when you bring your new animal home by setting you up for success! What you can expect from us: 8. All animals are up to date on vaccinations, dewormed and, if old enough, spayed/neutered before adoption. 9. Dogs come with a thorough behavioral assessment by our K9 behaviorist who offers a free consultation class after adoption! 10. Your new pet will come with a voucher to receive a free physical exam from numerous participating vets in our area. 11. If you are approved for a dog, you must provide a collar and leash to bring him/her home. If you don’t have one, we carry Lupine products right here at the shelter available for purchase. 12. If you are approved for a cat, you must provide a carrier to bring him/her home. If you don’t have one, we sell cardboard carriers here too! 13. DVHS is excited to also provide Group Behavior classes for the public with a reduced rate for our adopters.