We would like to tell you a bit about ourselves. We were formed in order to help the homeless animals of Elk County, Pennsylvania by a group of animal lovers. Our 501(c)(3) tax exemption status was applied for and granted in 2001. We operated with the help of foster homes, until 2007 when the shelter was completed. Donations from foundations, corporations, organizations and individuals enabled us to build the Elk County Humane Society with much of the work being donated also. The shelter has 24 dog kennels and 44 cats pens, a puppy room and a medical room. We continue to seek to improve the lives of homeless in any way possible and hope to do so for many, many years to come. All this has been made possible by the endless support of our community through donations or our wonderful volunteers. We cannot thank everyone enough for that continued support.
Adopting a new friend from the Elk County Humane Society is really very simple. All you have to do is fill out our application for the dog or cat you are interested in. This can be done right at the shelter or by filling out the online application using the link at the right side of this page. The application contains some questions to help us get to know you better. You will be asked to supply your veterinarian for a quick reference check. Don't panic new pet owners! Don't have a vet yet? Supply a few non-family references that can vouch for your ability to care for an animal. When the paperwork is all done a "meet and greet" with other family dog(s) will be encouraged. We offer fostering the new pet for about a week. This allows time to make sure everything will work out for both family and pet(s). If a connection is made then you have a new best friend and an official adoption can be completed. All dog adopters must leave the shelter with either a yearly or lifetime license before adopting their new best friend. Easy, right?