Humane Society of Greene County

Humane Society of Greene County

HELP!!!!!! - We are in DESPERATE need of dog/puppy and cat/kitten food donations. Please no food with color in it, preferably premium food (it lasts longer). Or if you cannot come visit and drop off your donation, perhaps you could send a gift card from PETCO or PETsMART?? It is all tax deductible!!! We also are in CRITICAL need of kitty litter. We are overflowing with lovely adoptable dogs and cats. Please help save a life and make adoption your first option!!!

The new shelter is OPEN!!!! But despite our new digs, we still desperately need your help adopting and fostering, especially large dogs. We are also still accepting donations for Buy a Brick and Room to Run sponsorship programs.
If you are interested in one of our super pets, we encourage you to give the shelter a call first to verify whether your pet of interest is at the shelter, in a foster home, at PETsMART or has been transferred to a rescue. Please also watch for our adoption days at PETsMART in Washington, PA. Exact times and dates can be found at the bottom of this page.

Humane Society of Greene County 183 Jefferson Road Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370 (724) 627-9988


We thank everyone for their continued support of the shelter. You have been so very generous, and the homeless cats and dogs at the shelter greatly appreciate your help. If you would like to make a contribution, monetary donations are always necessary to keep our doors open.

There is a variety of items that we need:

The Humane Society of Greene County receives no government support. Your generous donations keep our shelter doors open. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

The Humane Society of Greene County is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and your donation is deductible to the full extent of the law. The official registration and financial information of the Humane Society of Greene County may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Items We Need to Keep Going (Updated: 04-23-05)

General Animal Supplies Newspapers

Rugs, blankets, towels, and sheets for bedding--the animals do not mind if they do not look pretty, but they have to be clean, please.

Dog collars with buckles and leashes--all sizes

Nylon leashes

Combs and brushes

Cat and dog carriers--all sizes

Clay litter

Cleaning Supplies Including:

Liquid laundry soap

Dish soap

Antibacterial hand soap

Paper towels


Toilet tissue

Large garbage bags

Window cleaner

Spray disinfectant cleaner


Ping pong balls

Puppy chew toys

Rawhide chew toys

Fabric cat toys like stuffed mice

Kongs for dogs

Plastic rings from milk jugs


Office supplies:

Postage stamps

Letter size envelopes for mailings

Copy machine paper (8 1/2 x 11) in white or bright colors

Inkjet photo paper

Pens, pencils, Scotch tape, staples, message memo pads, Post-it notes, etc.

Big Items

Vehicle detailing or oil change for the abuse officer truck

Forever homes for all our animals

Volunteers to help us accomplish our mission and save animal lives and fight abuse

Monetary donations--our shelter receives no government funding. Your generous donations keep our doors open.

Forever homes for all animals and someone to rub ears and scratch tummies. That doesn't cost a penny and will make both animal and human feel loved.

Thank you for your support. Without you, we would not exist.

Where Your Money Goes

Don't think your single contribution can help? Want to know what your donations may be used for before donating? Here are some examples of how your money may be used:

$5 to $20 helps to buy:

$5 - 50 lbs. of cat litter which will last 3 days
$5 - $8 feeds one kitten for one week
$10 - $20 feeds two adult dogs or cats for one week
$12 buys 30 days worth of copy paper, computer paper and index cards
$20 buys one week of laundry expense for animal bedding
$15 buys one bottle of antibiotics for a cat or dog
$15 buys one box of needles to vaccinate the animals
$25 pays for internet access for one month
$15 buys grooming supplies for one week
$20 buys dish soap and bleach to clean and disinfect food bowls for one month

$25 to $55 Helps to buy:

$25 pays for heartworm tests for four dogs
$60 covers gasoline expense for three weeks for cruelty investigations and trips to the vet
$60 buys paper towels, mop heads, laundry detergent and misc cleaning supplies
$40 buys kitten or puppy food to last approximately 2 to 3 weeks
$40 pays for a diagnostic test for deadly diseases such as parvo, feline leukemia, or feline aids.
$50 spays/neuters one cat
$50 spays/neuters one dog
$50 pays for one box of distemper combo vaccinations for dogs or cats

$50 or more pays for:

$50 A Spay/Neuter Sponsorship. Help end overpopulation and aid a cat or dog in getting adopted by paying for spay or neuter costs.
$120 One bottle of worming medicine in concentrate form.
$100 Sponsor a cat to find its way to a loving home, to include vaccinations and spay/neuter.
$150 Sponsor a dog to find its way to a loving home, to include vaccinations and spay/neuter.
$350 Sponsor the work of one part-time Humane Officer for one month.
$450 Pay our electric expense for one month.

In addition, here are some specific items that we need for our shelter.

$3000 Fire and burglar monitoring alarm system for the entire shelter facility.

$1000 Monthly Medications. $1000 provides one month's worth of medications for the shelter's cats and dogs. We provide: vaccinations, preventive medicine, worming, antibiotics, and nutritional supplements for our animals.

$650 Lockers for employee items and shelter supplies.

$475 Scale for weighing animals. This helps us to determine exact animal weight, to ensue proper amounts of food and medications are administered.

$350 Sponsor the work of one Humane Officer for one month. The Humane Society employs three Humane Officers, but all on a part-time basis. Each officer works another full-time job, and devotes about ten hours a week to the investigation of animal abuse cases. Because of their love of animals, these officers donate countless additional hours of their time and do not charge the Society for these additional hours. You can sponsor a Humane Officer's salary, required payroll taxes, and travel mileage when using their own vehicle for a full month for $350.

$250 Cat furniture tower; multiple sleeping, playing, and lounging places for several kitties.

$250 2300 PSI electric powered pressure washer, to hose down pet areas with steam to prevent disease and maintain cleanliness.

$250 Stainless steel examination table for examining or grooming animals.

$150 Name tag card holders for each cat and dog cage. These name tag card holders are plastic and will contain information on the animal such as name, age, and other pertinent facts.

$150 Grooming clippers and blades necessary for proper grooming of pets. Proper grooming helps to get a pet adopted.

$100 Sponsors a cat in order to find its way to a loving home.

$100 Sponsors a dog in order to find its way to a loving home.

$100 Magnetic signage for Humane Officer vehicles for use during abuse investigations. Currently three individuals perform Humane Officer duties on a part-time basis. We also need a Humane Officer sign for the shelter vehicle.

$75 Shelving to store animal medications, food and supplies.

$50 Spay/Neuter sponsorship. You can help end animal overpopulation and aid a cat or dog to get adopted by paying spay or neuter costs.

$25 Pooper Scoopers. We need the industrial-quality kind. We are a heavy-duty user of these items.

Your generous donations keep our shelter doors open. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Thank you for your support! Souvenirs and Events That Help Our Humane Society

If you are interested in helping us out, and at the same time getting a thank you gift to enjoy, please contact us via e-mail or by calling the shelter at the telephone number at the top of this page. We may have to get back to you about specifics, because our shelter staff is involved full-time in helping animals, so they will contact the appropriate person to get you the information that you need.



The Humane Society of Greene County would like to acquaint you with the overall process of pet adoption, and we would then like you to take a look at two policy statements that you must sign if you adopt a pet from us.

If you come to our shelter and find a pet that you would like to adopt, you must fill out two documents. One of these is the adoption application, and the other is the adoption contract. You may download the adoption application and complete it before coming in.


Here are the steps you will go through in the adoption process:

  1. Our process includes asking questions, asking to see proof of identity and checking veterinary references, particularly when you have other animals at home.
  2. You'll have a counseling session with a knowledgeable member of our staff who will fill you in on the history and needs of that animal, and his feeding and exercise requirements. You can ask your counselor any questions about spaying or neutering, housetraining, obedience training, scratching (in cats), veterinary care, how to deal with fleas and ticks, and anything else you can think of.
  3. You will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. There is a schedule of fees, which begin at $40. The adoption fee covers the veterinary care, deworming, and vaccines your pet has received at the shelter. If you are adoptiong a dog you will be required to purchase a dog license. All animals adopted from our shelter are spayed/neutered.

      Please note: As a general rule, we cannot hold animals for anyone. Unfortunately, because of tremendous demands on our kennel space, all adoptions must be done on a first-come, first-served basis, and the first good, properly-qualified prospective home will get the pet.


        The Humane Society requires that pet adopters sign two documents when they adopt pets from our shelter. The rules in these documents make up the rules that we follow to select adopters, and that you follow to become an adopter. The first document is the Standards for Adoption and the second is the Adoption Contract.
        Standards for Adoption

        1. Animals are available for adoption to persons approved by the Humane Society of Greene County. All persons living in the household are encouraged to be involved in the selection of the pet. If single and living at home with parents, one parent must be present at the time of adoption.
        2. Permission of the landlord is required of persons living on rental property.
        3. Animals will be placed with adults of legal age, to be kept as household pets and not work to serve only a guards, hunters, or mousers.
        4. Pennsylvania State law requires that all animals that we release for adoption must be spayed/neutered, and must be current on their vaccinations.
        5. Owners are required to provide each companion animal with adequate food, water, shelter, space, exercise, treatment, and veterinary care.
        6. No animal will be adopted as a gift for another person. HSGC will issue "gift certificates."
        7. According to the Pennsylvania Dog Laws, all dogs must be kept under control and not be allowed to run at large. Because chained dogs are at a higher risk of being stolen, a fenced yard is recommended. This provision can be waived at the discretion of Humane Society staff.
        8. Cats may be adopted as indoor/outdoor pets; however, for the well being, longevity, and health of the cat, the Humane Society recommends that it remain inside. Declawed and deaf cats and cats that had been kept indoors must be maintained strictly as house pets only.
        9. In most cases, the Humane Society does not place puppies and kittens under three months of age in homes with children under six years old.
        10. No animal will be adopted to persons having an extensive history of losing, giving away, selling, or having animals injured or killed by moving vehicles.
        11. Animals that exhibit serious behavioral disorders are not available for adoption.
        12. If this animal's health is inadequately maintained (vaccinations, food, water, housing, and minimal physical grooming); if the animal creates a problem by running loose; or if the animal threatens or injures people or other animals, the Humane Society may reclaim it.

          Adoption Contract
          In this contract, the term Humane Society refers to the Humane Society of Greene County (PA).
        13. I agree to provide my companion animal with proper food, water, shelter, veterinary care and humane treatment at all times and will not expect reimbursement from the Humane Society for any expenses incurred.
        14. I agree that any agent of the Humane Society may inspect this animal and its living conditions at any reasonable time, and may reclaim it if there is evidence that any terms of this Contract or Standards for Adoption are violated.
        15. I agree to have this companion animal examined by a veterinarian within seven (7) days from receipt of the animal.
        16. I understand that this animal is to be spayed/neutered prior to my adopting it, according to Pennsylvania State law.
        17. I agree that the animal will not be used for vivisection or any experimental or fighting purposes.
        18. I agree that I will not sell, trade, give away, or dispose of this animal in any way, but will return it to the Humane Society if I desire to relinquish custody. I understand that there will be no refund of adoption fees.
        19. I agree not to abandon this animal.
        20. I agree to tag, license, and innoculate this adopted animal in accordance with state and local laws where I keep the animal. It is my responsibility to know these laws.
        21. I agree to notify the Humane Society immediately if the companion animal is stolen, lost, or dies.
        22. I understand that the Humane Society cannot guarantee the health, behavior, age, sex, or temperament of this animal.
        23. No claim, action suit in law or in equity will be brought by me against the Humane Society, its agents or officers by reason of this adoption.
          If you are interested in adopting an animal from us, copy this link into your brower and then you may print the application and contract.
          Every pet is special in Greene County. Check us out, your new best friend is just a click away!

          If you think you may want to take a new friend home, please print an application from our website and fax it into us in advance so we may check references and get you pre-approved. This will also help you reserve the kitty or pup of your choice in advance.
          Can't adopt today? We ALWAYS need donations - money, premium food, clay litter, blankets, toys your pet is tired of, treats ... you can bring these to us on adoption day as well. We also always need foster homes (especially for large dogs), and volunteers to come love and snuggle the animals in staying our shelter.
          See someone you just have to have? Download an adoption application and adoption contract and fax it into us at 724-627-4160. No phone calls to this number please! We'll be waiting!
          OUR SUCCESS STORIES!!! Click here to see our Cat Happy Tails! Click here to see our Dog Happy Tails!


          New Shelter Hours Our new hours are noon to 5:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday We hold a Bingo event every Sunday at the Waynesburg Fairgrounds Building #9. Doors open at 5:00 PM and the first game begins at 6:30 PM, amd there are 20 regular games, 5 specials, and the Big G Jackpot. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greene County.

          Who We Are

          The Humane Society of Greene County is dedicated to finding good homes for homeless dogs and cats through our shelter, and to stopping abuse of animals in Greene County.

          Adopting a friend

          Why Should You Adopt a Pet from Us? You know, we always can use money, we always can use volunteer help, we always can use foster homes. But what we really need is people who want pets. If you want to be come the caretaker of a dog or a cat, you might find one in a number of ways. Why should you come to our shelter? Here are three reasons that you should consider. We will do our best to match you with a pet that fits the way you live and the resources you have to bring to the relationship with a pet. We temperament-test our dogs to screen out those that are not ready for life with people. If you are unsatisfied with a dog or cat that you adopt from us, we will take it back.

          Come Visit Us!

          Come visit us at the shelter, online, or come see our kitties at Petsmart in Washington, PA or Petsmart in Monroeville PA.
          Humane Society of Greene County
          183 Jefferson Road

          Waynesburg, PA 15370
          Phone: 724-627-9988
          Directions: Exit I-79 at Waynesburg toward the Greene Co Fairgrounds. At the Sheetz (3rd light) turn right onto Jefferson. We are about 1/2 mile on the left. Come see our new place!!
          For inquiries on pets listed on Petfinder

          For inquiries regarding the shelter, activities, donations, and general questions or check out our website at
          Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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