The mission of the Bigbee Humane Society is to make possible a better world for all animals by providing shelter, educating the community about humane care and treatment, advocating animal welfare, and promoting the human-animal bond.
Our dogs are seen by appointment only. We do not have set "business hours". We do have other things we have to attend to and can not be tied down by a set schedule.
An application is required before an address and directions are given. We need to be able to determine ahead of time if the person inquiring is eligible to adopt. If not, there is no point in wasting your time or ours.
All dogs listed on our social media sites are available for adoption, and are seeking loving forever homes. When you are applying to adopt, please be considerate of our process, and we will do our best to communicate with you in an appropriated pace. We are 100% volunteer-based, but we will make every attempt to reply to all emails and phone calls within 48 hours.
The decision to place one of our rescue dogs into an adoptive home is not one that we take lightly. We reserve the right to deny any applications and may not disclose the reason for denial. We do not do same day adoptions. We do not operate on a first come first serve basis, as it is our goal to find the absolute best fit for both our dogs and the potential adopters nor will we stop accepting applications on that dog until it has officially been adopted.
In the event that the adopter is no longer able or willing to care for the adopted dog, the adopter understands that the dog MUST be returned to Bigbee Humane Society. Please note that this is stipulated in the adoption contract and Bigbee Humane Society will take legal action should it become necessary.
-We do not do same day adoptions
-Every effort will be made to review the application in a timely manner. However, we are volunteers so it may 5-7 days before the process is completed and we will inform you of your decision
-Once an application has been approved it will remain on file for 6 months.
-All family members (canine included) must meet the new dog before adoption to ensure compatibility.
-The application must be completed and returned to BHS before a meet and greet will be set up
• $150 for puppies up to 6 months of age
• $125 for dogs 6 months of age to 6 years old
• $75 for dogs 7 years and older
***We reserve the right to charge an adoption fee up to $500 for breed specific or purebred dogs, regardless of age***