The adoption process begins with your choice of a pet and completion of our Adoption Application (link below).  Applications are generally processed within a day or two of receipt however this depends on how many applications our staff is currently processing. We strongly encourage you to visit our shelter and meet prospective pets.  Please keep in mind, children and four-legged friends should be included in the final decision to adopt and we do allow meet and greets for family pets.


  • All adopted pets are surgically sterilized. Any animal that is too young or otherwise unable to be spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter, will go into foster care with the adopter until the surgery is performed. Once the pet is sterilized, the adoption can be finalized. 

  • Be aware: There is no guarantee that you will be approved for the particular pet for which you have applied. We are looking for the best fit for the pet and potential adopter. You may be encouraged to meet a different pet that may be a better fit.

  • Our counselors and staff is available to help you make a good decision about bringing home a new family member. We encourage you to be certain about your decision before finalizing your adoption. Adoption fees are non-refundable.

  • The Humane Society reserves the right to deny any adoption application, for any reason. Decisions are based on the standards for humane care and responsible pet ownership as set by the Board of Directors.

  • If you are a new pet owner and need a veterinarian, grooomer or trainer, you may want to check out our Pet Resources for pet related services in our area.


Your adopted pet will come with all the treatments and services described below, the cost of which at most vets would far exceed the adoption fees we charge.   


DOGS – $145.00

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery

  • Distemper / Parvo-virus vaccination

  • Bordetella vaccination

  • Rabies vaccination

  • Flea treatment

  • General de-wormer for intestinal parasites

  • Microchip with registration on national database

  • Washington County dog tag

  • Heartworm testing available for an additional $20 charge (recommended for dogs over 6 months of age)

CATS – $40.00

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery

  • FVRCP Vaccination

  • Rabies vaccination

  • Flea treatment

  • General de-wormer for intestinal parasites

  • Combo testing

  • Microchip with registration on national database is available for an additional $20.



Handsome Trevor wants someone to open his door and take him home. This big guy has a friendly, outgoing personality, and he loves his people friends.  He loves to take walks and then chill with his humans. 
Trevor tends to be protective of his treats (especially chewy bones) and doesn't want anyone messing with his enjoyment of them.  He is not a fan of cats.  He is neutered and walks great on a leash.  We know the perfect home is out there for Trevor- could it be with you?


Christopher is a handsome 2-year old male kitty who was brought to the HSOV on March 29, 2019 along with his younger female Torbie companion (Christy) after they had been found on Christy Road in the Marietta Ohio area.

Christopher has a stunning brown tabby short smooth coat, a long ringed tail, and a darling face with golden eyes, a tiny white milk mustache, and teeny tiny ears tufts. Christopher gave us his best regal poses while he relaxed atop his soft blankets.

Christopher was given vaccinations, wormer, and flea treatment on March 29, 2019. He was also combo tested that day and is negative for feline leukemia and FIV. Christopher weighs 6 lbs.

Christopher was neutered on April 10, 2019 and was also given rabies vaccine, so he is now ready to find a home of his very own. Christopher is also available for rescue.

Rescue groups may contact our Feline Rescue Coordinator via email ( We can usually help with transportation.





Adoption applications can be completed online here or you are welcome to visit the shelter and complete a hardcopy while visiting.  Please review our Adoption Process if you have not before completing an application.  


Monday        CLOSED

Tuesday        11 am to 5 pm

Wednesday  11 am to 5 pm

Thursday       11 am to 5 pm

Friday            11 am to 5 pm

Saturday        11 am to 5 pm
Sunday          12 am to 3 pm

Phone:  740-373-5959

90 Mount Tom Road
Marietta, Ohio 45750

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