The animals available for adoption came here from a variety of sources. They are all examined upon entry and their health is routinely monitored while at the shelter. Cats are all tested for feline leukemia and dogs are tested for heartworms. Our adoption fee covers spay/neuter, vaccinations, worming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm prevention, microchipping and treatment of any medical conditions known to us.
The animal’s welfare is our foremost consideration. A consultation process is designed to help us determine if the adoption is in the animal’s best interest and to assist you in finding the animal most compatible with your lifestyle. We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone.
Adoption fees are cash or check made payable to Nassau Humane Society.
Dogs - $120
Cats - $75
I am interested in adopting a
My reason for adopting is
My experience with pets is
Never had a pet
Grew up with pets
First pet as an adult
Many pets as an adult
My new pet will need to get along with
My pet’s personality should be
Who is your veterinarian?
How will your pet be contained?
If approved for adoption, do you agree to allow NHS staff
contact your veterinarian?
agree to take your new pet to a licensed veterinarian within 10 days
of adoption to verify the health condition of the pet and to establish heartworm prevention treatment?
(This is to verify that NHS has offered a healthy pet for adoption and
to establish heartworm preventative.)
Do you agree to continue heartworm and flea prevention?
Please note there is a minimum 24 hour processing period
prior to approval for adoption once you select a pet. During these 24 hours
NHS staff will review and do all veterinarian/home/ landlord verifications
on the information you have provided in this application.
Please understand it will take time, patience, and effort for both the
adopter and the adopted pet to adjust to new surroundings.
I agree, if approved for adoption, that I will not hold Nassau Humane
Society liable for any direct or consequential damage arising from the
adoption. I further agree to follow up ion all vaccinations and heartworm
preventative as recommended by my veterinarian. I agree to allow follow-up
calls by Nassau Humane Society assess my new pet's progress.
I further understand Nassau humane Society has the right to nullify
this agreement and confiscate the animal if there is evidence of improper
care and/or lack of current medical services provided by a licensed veterinarian,
resulting in the pet's health and welfare being jeopardized.
I certify that all information I have provided is true to the best of
my knowledge and understand that any false or misleading information
will result in nullifying this adoption.
I have read and understand the General Information Sheet as part of
this application. I further understand in the event the adopted pet is
surrendered to a shelter, it must be surrendered back to Nassau Humane
You must agree to the above terms
to submit an application.
Thank you for considering one of our wonderful pets for
adoption. Nassau Humane Society takes pride in offering to the best of
our ability, healthy sound pets for adoption. Information we have on most
of our animals are based on an educated, experienced best guess. We have
tried to provide your with our estimate of age, breed/s and disposition
as we have observed while in our care.
Adoption fees are listed
below and include the following:
Please note: One worming
does not kill all worms and one set of shots does not protect the pet
from disease. Your pet may require additional shots and worming . This
would be at your expense and should be discussed at the 10-day visit
with your veterinarian.
RETURN POLICY: We
do our very best to place only healthy sound animals for adoption. Animals
that have come in from the streets and with unknown backgrounds can become
ill as their immune system is not 100%. You
are required to have your new pet examined by your veterinarian within 10 days
of the completed final adoption. Please remember
most puppies need to be observed for any sign of loss of appetite, loose
or discoloring in stool or any change in behavior. If your new pet becomes ill, you have the option of returning the pet
to us or having the pet treated at your expense by your veterinarian.
If you choose to return the pet, we ask that you return it to Nassau
Humane Society. A refund will be given no later
than the 14th day of the final adoption, however, no
refund will be granted after the 14th
day. If you return a pet for any reason other than a health issue, more
than 30 days form
the final adoption you will be required to pay a $40.00 surrender
fee and sign all necessary release forms relinquishing all rights aof
the pet back to Nassau Humane Society.
Nassau Humane Society is dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals; to alleviate their suffering and neglect, to support the human-animal bond, and to foster an environment in which people respect all living creatures.
Our shelter is open to visitors from:
Tuesday through Friday
11:30 AM until 5:00 PM
11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
11:00 AM until 3:00 PM
We will open other hours for adoption by special request in an attempt to place an animal in a good home!
Dave Coyle, Director
NHS Second Chance Resale Shop
Penny Landregan, Director