Humane Society of Marion County Arkansas


should I

adopt a pet?



All animals at our shelter are in need of a second chance.  They have been lost, given up or abandoned.  They are all unwanted and helpless.  You are giving them a new life in a loving home.

Adoption Information

Find out how to adopt a pet quick & easy

“How do I adopt a pet?”

To adopt a animal you should decide what type or breed of animal you would like to adopt; the size and the age.  It is important that you be willing to give lots of love and care to the animal and are willing to make a commitment to be the animal’s fur ever friend. You can see many of our pets on our web site and learn more about them.  Also, you can contact us to set up a time where a volunteer can introduce you to our furry rescues.

“Are there any adoption requirements?”

An adoption application along with a non refundable adoption donation is required for each adoption.

“How to avoid picking the wrong pet?”

5 Tips to help you pick the right pet for you:

  1. Don’t decide on a breed of pet that sounds like the best match for your home, without taking into consideration the often WIDE variation in physical and personality characteristics of individual pets. Make sure to spend time and get to know the actual pet you are going to adopt as much as possible, before deciding to adopt that individual pet.
  2. Don’t adopt a new pet without doing some self reflection, planning and research first. How much time do you have in your life right now to bring in a new pet that may require training? Are you financially ready if your new pet is injured, or gets sick?
  3. Don’t make an impulse decision on-site. It can be overwhelming at a shelter when there are so many adorable furry faces begging you with their sad yes to “pick me pick me” and take them home! If you get emotional in a shelter setting, take a more objective family member or friend along to make sure you are making as good and rational choice of a match for your lifestyle and pet experience.
  4. Don’t let your kids sway you to pick an inappropriate pet. While involving your children in the pet adoption selection and adoption process is a wonderful way to teach them about responsible pet ownership and many other important life lessons, you as the adult need to make sure the pet you adopt is a good selection. Do involve children in age-appropriate decision-making parts of the adoption process: they can help pick out the new pet’s toys, or a color of collar, and certainly making sure they and the pet get along is important too!

“Are pets for adoption healthy?”

Animals are treated at our local vet once we receive them.  They are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and wormed. Some animals may have special needs and medications such as our senior animals.


What is included

In adopting cats

All cats are spayed or neutered along with vaccinated.  Some cats may require special needs.

What is included

In adopting dogs

All dogs are spayed or neutered along with vaccinated.  Some dogs may require special needs.

Meet our pets

Available for adoption
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