Marion-Grant County Humane Society

505 S Miller Ave
Marion, IN 46953

Adoption Policy

Marion Grant County Humane Society is dedicated to finding the best forever homes for those cats and dogs that we care for. In an effort to do that, we require a completed application for each pet before it is adopted out to a new guardian.

That application includes information about the guardian’s home, previous pet history, personal and veterinarian references. All applicants must be able to provide proof that their current and past pets have been altered, been kept current on their vaccinations(unless a veterinarian states that vaccinating an animal cannot be done for medical reasons), and dogs have been on heartworm prevention. We require a proper home setting for pet being adopted, strict adherence to laws and ordinances, and that all pets receive proper veterinarian care.

We do not allow the adoption of pets to minors nor do we allow anyone to adopt for another person. We do not release any animals for research. We reserve the right to refuse the adoption of an animal to anyone.

We try to place only healthy, good temperament animals. Our animals come in to our facility as “Found” animals with no history or as “Owner Surrendered” animals with little or no history or questionable stories as to why they are being surrendered. We are available to help with any behavioral problems that may arise in the adoption of one of our animals with our goal being that the adoption is a success.

Applicants should allow 3 to 5 business days for application review before being notified about their approval or denial for adoption. Same day adoptions are only possible for guardians who have adopted from Marion Grant County Humane Society in the past.

Our policies are dictated by our desire to make sure the animals under our care go to good and loving homes for the remainder of their life.

Adoption fees are as follows:

puppies $150
dogs 18 months to 8 years $130
seniors dogs over 8 years old $50
cats and kittens $55

Pets are spayed or neutered(certain circumstances could delay spay/neuter surgery), current on vaccinations, dewormed, treated for fleas, and, for some pets, microchipped.

Applications can be picked at the Marion Grant County Humane Society at 505 S Miller Avenue, Marion IN 46953. The application can be completed at the time or returned later. Applications can also be completed on line and emailed to

Please do not take pet ownership casually. We get many owner surrendered animals for the following reasons:

• Can't afford to take him to a vet when he gets sick or injured.

• Can't afford dog food, a dog house, heartworm and flea prevention.

• Can't afford annual rabies and parvo vaccinations.

• Can't afford to spay or neuter him.

• Don't have a stable living situation which allows dogs.

• Don't have a stable job or income.

• Don't plan to keep him inside and leash walk him or you don't have a secure fenced

• Don't plan to socialize him to people and other pets and obedience train him.

• Plan to leave him outside without much attention. Dogs who are left neglected
outside become unhappy and cause barking problems — or worse.

• Are getting the dog just for your kids. You will be the one responsible for his care, so
don't get a dog just because your son wants one.

• Aren't committed to caring for him for his entire 10- to 15-year lifespan.

Our "Wish List" includes bleach, paper towels, dish soap, blankets and throws for dogs to sleep on, canned cat food, canned dog food, dry cat food, dry dog food, clay non-scoopable cat litter, scoopable cat litter, general all purpose cleaner, 39 gallon trash bags, laundry soap, toilet paper, and gift cards to local businesses for the other miscellaneous items we need(copy paper, copy machine ink, flea treatment products, special food items, etc.).

We always welcome volunteers(over the age of 16 years unless accompanied by an adult) to help walk dogs, clean dishes, do laundry, mop kennels and floors, wash windows and walls, clean up the outside grounds, do deep cleaning projects, brush cats, clip cat nails(only if experienced), and organized supplies.

Marion-Grant County Humane Society is no longer affiliated with the Marion Animal Care and Control Shelter as of 7-30-2009.

  • day hours
    Monday 1 PM to 6 PM
    Tuesday 1 PM to 6 PM
    Wednesday 1 PM to 6 PM
    Thursday 1 PM to 6 PM
    Friday 1 PM to 6 PM
    Saturday 1 PM to 6 PM
    Sunday Closed for adoptions

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