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Adopting A Friend


Adoption Fees

  1. Large Adult Dogs: $150 +tax
  2. Small Adult Dogs: $175 +tax
  3. Puppies: $195 +tax
  4. Cats: $75 +tax
  5. Kittens: $100 +tax

*Exclusions may apply.

Our adoption fee covers the following:

  1. All pets go home spayed/neutered. No exceptions. In some cases, a refundable spay/neuter deposit may be required if animal is scheduled for an appointment but not yet fixed.
  2. All pets go home up to date on vaccinations according to age. Dogs receive rabies, bordatella, and distemper/parvo vaccinations. Cats receive rabies and FVRCP/Ch vaccinations.
  3. Pets are microchipped.
  4. Cats are tested for feline leukemia if among an at-risk population (e.g. tom cat or cat with scars) or if they are symptomatic.
  5. We provide adopters a 6.6lb bag of NutriSource dog or cat food to help you transition your adopted pet into your home.
  6. Paws & Prairie Health Exam Voucher to be used within 30 days of adoption (covers only office fee)

Please call 218-632-5938 before visiting if you are traveling a distance to ensure the pet you are interested in is still available. We are always getting more great animals. Thank you!

Who We Are

Our Mission:

Wadena County Humane Society saves the lives of companion animals, finds forever homes for forsaken pets, and advocates responsible animal guardianship in our community.

Wadena County Humane Society was founded in 1997 through the efforts of dedicated local volunteers. The ultimate goal was and still is to save lives and ensure the safe and humane treatment of companion animals in the area. WCHS is 100 percent independently funded and relies on generous donor contributions and the love and labor of volunteers. Thank you for all you give and for every animal you save!

We accept owner surrenders, strays, and animals at risk for euthanasia at other crowded shelters when we have space. We provide medical care and behavioral support to abandoned pets. All adopted pets go home spayed/neutered and up to date on shots.


Come Visit Us


Open Hours:

Tues-Fri: 10am-Noon and 4-6 pm

Sat: 10am-5pm

Sun: Noon-5pm

Mon: – Closed

*Hours may vary on holidays, but you may always call 218-632-5938 and leave a message.


Available Animals

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