The Fox Valley Humane Association is a full-service, state-of-the-art animal shelter and resource center, serving thousands of people and their pets each year. FVHA works 24/7 to see that no animal need in the Fox Valley goes unmet. FVHA is a locally-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on saving lives and offers a variety of services programs, and events to the community in addition to a safe haven for companion animals. With a budget in excess of $1,000,000 per year, FVHA offers 24/7 assistance to local law enforcement, spay & neuter programs, assistance for pet parents, a variety of classes, community programs, direct animal care for homeless pets, adoption services, and more.
Adopting a friend
Adoption Process - View FVHA's adoptable animals at the shelter during regular hours or online from home. Each animal at the shelter has a "bio sheet" that will give you info about the pet's age, personality and ideal home.
- Visit with your potential new pet in one of our private get-acquainted rooms. This is the perfect place for your whole family to get to know the pet you've chosen. We require that all individuals living in the home come out and meet the animal to ensure that everyone is on the same page regarding the potential adoption of the animal. If you have a dog and are adopting another dog, we require the two dogs to meet before adoption to ensure their compatibility.
- Submit an adoption application. FVHA's written adoption application is a tool for matching you and your family with the best animal for your household. We use your answers to make sure the pet you've chosen will truly fit into your lifestyle, to ensure that you and your pet are happy for years to come. To print or fill out an application online, click here. Drop your application off at the shelter, fax it to (920)733-5347, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be patient. If you haven't adopted from us before, we will need some time (usually a day) to check your references. You will receive a call from FVHA if your application has been approved. If you are approved, you can stop by to pick up your new companion right away! (Please bring a leash and collar or carrier for your new animal. Carriers are required for cats and small animals.)
Please note: FVHA often has more than one application for a particular animal. Please keep in mind that our goal is to match you with a loving, lifelong pet, in a situation where all those affected—both human and animal—will be happy. If you do not receive your first choice pet, it’s because another home was a better match for that particular pet’s unique needs. Please choose another of the wonderful pets we have to offer!
Dogs and Puppies Puppies that will be over 35 pounds as adults: $235
Puppies that will be under 35 pounds as adults: $310
Adult dogs over 35 pounds: $195
Adult dogs under 35 pounds: $260
Dogs under 35 pounds (7 years and older): $80
Dogs over 35 pounds (7 years and older): $130
Dogs that have been through the REBOUND training program: $300
Cats and Kittens Kittens up to 3 months old: $125
Kittens 3 - 6 months old: $75
Kittens ages 6 months - 1 year: $50*
*Adopt 2 kittens ages 6 months - 1 year for $75
Cats over 1 year old: No adoption fee**
**FVHA is gifting all cats one year and older
Exotic Animals Rabbits, Ferrets, Reptiles, and Exotic Birds: $40
Guinea Pigs: $15
Hamsters, Gerbils, and Small Birds: $5
When picking up your new pet after approval, please bring a leash and collar or carrier for the animal. Carriers are required for cats and small animals.
Come Visit Us!
Directions From Hwy 41, exit on Hwy BB & Prospect Ave. Head west two miles on Prospect/BB to Two Mile Road. Turn right on Two Mile Road. The Humane Association is right on the corner.
Animal Viewing Hours Monday and Friday: noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 3 p.m.
We are closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and holidays. We sometimes close the day before or after a holiday, so please call 920-733-1717 before coming out.
Surrender, Reclaim, and Donation Hours Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to close
Fox Valley Humane Association Ltd N115 Two Mile Road
Appleton, WI 54914