About Us

Adopting A Friend

Our Adoption Process:

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 our the online application using the link below.  The application contains from questions to help us get to know you better.  You will be asked 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 & 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 other family and pet(s).  If a connection is made then you have a new best friend and an official adoption can be completed.  Easy, right?


Fill out our application online: http://www.echumanesociety.org/adoption-application


Contact Information:

  • Phone Number || (814) 834-3247
  • Website || http://www.echumanesociety.org/
  • Email || management@echumanesociety.org
  • Address || 1029 East Eschbach Rd.  St. Marys, PA 15857

Who We Are

Welcome to the Elk County Humane Society's Petfinder Site!

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 communtiy through donations or our wonderful volunteers.  We cannot thank everyone enough for that continued support.


Our Wish List:

Animal Needs

  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Kitten Formula
  • Cat Litter
  • Ping Pong Balls
  • Cat Toys
  • Canned Pet Foods
  • Salmon & Potato Dog Food
  • Lamb & Rice Dog Food
  • Nyla Bone Chew Toys
  • Hard Toys
  • Volunteers

Shelter Needs

  • Paper Towels
  • Laurndry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Bleach
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Disposable Rubber Gloves
  • Trash Bags
  • Computer Paper
  • Postage Stamps
  • Gas Cards
  • Monetary Donations
  • Volunteers

Come Visit Us

Our Current Hours:

  • Monday || Open from 12:00 to 2:00
  • Tuesday || Open from 12:00 to 4:00
  • Wednesday || Closed
  • Thursdsay || Open from 12:00 to 4:00
  • Friday || Open from 12:00 to 2:00
  • Saturday || Open from 12:00 to 2:00
  • Sunday || Closed


Come Volunteer:

Running a shelter is hard work!  We start our day at 8:00 am every morning - including holidays - to feed and walk the animals, as well as clean kennels.  In the afternoon, there's laundry, mixing dog and cat food, giving baths, and so much more to take care of.  All of our animals are let out of their pens twice a day to be either walked or played with.  Want to help?    

Dog Walking Hours

  • Monday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 to 2:00
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00
  • Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00

Cat Cuddling Hours

  • Monday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00
  • Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00

Contact Elk County Humane Society


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