Adoption Fees

How Much is that Doggie/Kitty in the Window?

Puppies (under 9 months):  $110 to $175 Kittens (under 9 mos): $60
Dogs (10 months to 5 years):  $95 to $175 Adult Cats (10 mos+): $35
Primetime Pooches (5+ years):  $75 to $125
Lonely Hearts*:  $50

HSSM asks a higher adoption fee for our Very Important Pets (VIPs). These dogs and cats are selected on their high adoptability and are often adopted within MINUTES of being available. Breed, size, age, and other factors are considered when selecting VIPs. It is the mission of these highly desirable pets to leave a financial legacy to care for the animals who take longer to get adopted, like HSSM’s Lonely Hearts. Therefore, the adoption fee for VIPs is $175.

What Does My Adoption Fee Include?

  • Your new pet
  • Spay /Neuter
  • Up-to-date Vaccinations
  • Microchip & engraved ID tag
  • Free vet exam within 7 days of adoption
  • 30 days of FREE ShelterCare pet health insurance
  • FREE starter bag of Hill’s Science Diet food
  • 10% OFF entire purchase in the Bow Wow Meow Boutique
  • A lifetime of unconditional love!

*Lonely Hearts are pets who have been at HSSM looking for a home for over 30 days.

Adoption Information Adoption Specials

Standard Discounts

Foster Parents:  10% off the regular adoption fee of a foster pet
Twice as Nice: Discounts apply when adopting more than one pet at a time. Speak with an adoption counselor for details!
Senior Citizens: 10% off the regular adoption fee for persons 65+.


Our Mission

The mission of the Humane Society of South Mississippi is to save and enhance the lives of pets through cooperative and innovative approaches to adoption, spay/neuter, sheltering and community engagement.

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