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 after your general application has been approved. Our organization is ALL volunteer so we appreciate your patience and flexibility.
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 appropriate pace. We are 100% volunteer-based, but we will make every attempt to reply to all emails and phone calls within 72 hours. (We would love to improve this time so volunteers are welcome)
The decision to place one of our rescue dogs into an adoptive home is not one that we take lightly. Look at us as the perfect matchmaker. While we may approve an application to adopt, that does not guarantee adoption of a particular animal if it is not a good fit. With any general application not initially approved we will work with applicants to become an application. We do not do same day adoptions nor do we operate on a first come first serve basis. It is our goal to find the absolute best fit for both our dogs and the potential adopters. We will continue taking applications on a dog until it has officially been adopted.
It is our goal during the adoption process to establish such a relationship with the adopter, the adopter will feel keep us updated on the adopted dog as well as reach out for any issues that may prevent the dog from remaining in their home. 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***