About Us

Adopting A Friend

Here are the steps you’ll take to find a new pet:

  • Complete an adoption application.
    Adoption applications are available at our front desk or you can click here to download and print an application and bring it with you when you visit. 
    Please note that the adoption process does not begin until you arrive at our facility and submit your application in person.

    Applicants are served in the order in which they arrive that day.
  • Bring the following:
    A copy of documentation (such as a lease) that states you are permitted to have a dog if you are renting or belong to a neighborhood association.
    You must show this documentation before you meet a dog.

    Your children who are 11 and younger.
    Your Dog(s) if you are interested in adopting a dog.

    Please note that the dog remains available to meet other applicants until documentation is brought and the dog has met with your children and your other dog(s).
  • Meet with the adoption counselor
    The counselor will review your application; discuss your personal situation and past pet history. 
    If you and the pet make a good match, you’ll get to spend a little time with the pet before a decision is made.
  • When the adoption is approved.
    The animal will have a health evaluation; you will complete final paperwork and pay all adoption fees.
  • Surgery is scheduled for spay or neutering.
    Your new pet will be spayed or neutered before you take it home. In most cases you won’t take your new pet home the same day unless it is already spayed or neutered.
  • Schedule a follow up visit for one week after the adoption.  

Who We Are

The Women’s Humane Society is dedicated to the humane and compassionate treatment of animals. As America’s First Animal Shelter founded in 1869, we are committed to protecting the interests of animals and offering a continuum of care to ensure that all animals are treated humanely with kindness and respect.

WHS serves communities in the Delaware Valley by rescuing and sheltering unwanted animals, offering humane education programs, cruelty investigations, and by providing a veterinary hospital and adoption program to match animals with their lifelong home.

Come Visit Us

3839 Richlieu Road

Bensalem, PA 19020


Contact Womens Humane Society


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