The Humane Society of Otter Tail County tries to place every pet that comes to us in a safe, loving and permanent home. Because it is our responsibility to make sure that our animals get a better chance the second time around, we have a few adoption rules and requirements. We encourage you to bring your family and/or household members with you when you come to meet our pets. Adding a pet to your household should be a decision that everyone in the home agrees on and feels good about.
Visit the shelter and meet our wonderful pets in person!
We are open
Monday: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Please note that there is an adoption fee in order to cover the costs of vaccinations, de-worming, disease screening and spaying/neutering of all of the animals who come to us. In order to be considered for an adoption you must:
Fill out an adoption application, subject to the Humane Society of Otter Tail County's approval
Be at least 18 years of age
Have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household
Provide a valid ID with a current address and year of birth.
Provide your landlord's name and phone number (or lease) or other proof of consent to have pets on the property.
Provide verification that all current dogs and cats in the home are up-to-date on vaccinations.
If you are ready to fill out an adoption application, please choose one of the formats below. Our Application may be printed, filled out and returned or filled out on the computer and emailed to email@example.com.
Download the Adoption Application PDF.
Download the Adoption Application Microsoft Word DOC.
If you have any questions about the application or adoptable animals please contact the Humane Society.
Stray animals will be held for a minimum of seven days at this shelter before adoptions are to be completed. Interested parties are however encouraged to apply for any pet during this waiting period.