The Adoption Process
We are appointment only. No walk-ins allowed. Please look at the bios and photos of our adoptable dogs and/or adoptable cats. If you find a pet who may be a match for your family, please follow the steps below:
STEP 1: Fill out an application
The applications below can be filled out on a laptop or computer, but need to be downloaded and printed from a phone or iPad:
Fill out the application, and save it.
- IF YOU RENT YOUR HOME: Renters need a letter from their landlord or property manager on letterhead, stating they are allowed to have a pet, and if there are any restrictions on breed or weight.
Bring this letter with your application to your scheduled meet and greet appointment.
- IF YOU OWN YOUR HOME: Homeowners need to provide proof of ownership – a mortgage statement or property tax statement.
Bring proof of homeownership with your application to your scheduled meet and greet appointment.
STEP 2: Email application
- Submit a copy of your Landlord letter or Proof of Homeownership with your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the necessary documentation is received, an adoption counselor will contact you for an interview, to talk with you about available animals and to schedule a meet and greet appointment if there is a potential match.
All family members in your household, including dogs, will need to participate in the meet and greet appointment.
Please note that submitting an application means that you will be considered along with other applicants, and we will select the application that provides the best outcome for the animal.
HSNB’s adoption policy is to only adopt our dogs and cats to individuals and families looking to add a beloved pet to their family. We choose not to adopt to those planning to keep a dog or cat as an outside or backyard animal, as we do not consider that to be a safe, healthy, or humane environment.
Cats – $125 and up.
Kittens six months or younger – $225 and up.
Dogs – $200 and up
Puppies six months or younger – $300 and up
Once the adoption or “foster to adopt” is completed, there are no monetary refunds.
For 30 days following the adoption, animal can be returned to shelter at no cost. After 30 days, regular surrender fee will be charged when returning animal.
Should you need to return or relinquish animal, this must be to Humane Society of the North Bay. You agree NOT to rehome the animal, nor relinquish it to another animal shelter or organization, without contacting HSNB to discuss options for returning it or rehoming.
Adoption Fees Include
Spay or neuter
To apply to adopt an animal, please complete the adoption application above.
Additional Adoption Information
We test animals for the following:
Dogs: Good with other dogs, food aggression, reaction on leash, noting any other attributes we may know.
Cats: Good with other cats, litter box trained, noting any other attributes we may know.
To Meet Our Animals
Visit our available dogs and cats on our website:
To learn more about our available dogs, visit: https://hsnb.org/adoptable-dogs/
To learn more about our available cats, visit: https://hsnb.org/adoptable-cats/
If you see an animal you are interested in adopting, please complete application process above.
Humane Society of the North Bay
1121 Sonoma Blvd (corner of Sonoma Blvd and Solano Ave)
Vallejo, CA 94590 ( Google Map Link )
We are currently closed to the public but are adopting dogs and cats by appointment only.
No applications will be accepted through the mail or onsite at the shelter.
If you do not have the capabilities to complete and submit an application online, please call our office 707-645-7905 any day 10:30 am – 4:30 pm to make an appointment.