Chesapeake Humane Society has many adoptable pets looking for their forever homes. Our cats are free-roaming within the adoption center so it’s easy to drop by to see their personalities. All of our dogs are in loving foster homes. Please scroll down to view our adoptable pets on our Adopt-a-Pet feed or visit our Adopt-a-Pet page.

Our adoption fees (listed below) help to cover a fraction of the cost of providing food, shelter, and veterinary care for our adoptable pets. CHS does not profit from these adoption fees.

Kittens (Less than 6 months): $100, Cats: $75, Cats 5 years of age and older: $25 – includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, FIV/FeLV combo test, de-worming, flea/tick treatment, microchip and registration, and veterinary exam.

Puppies and Dogs: $175, Dogs 5 years of age and older: $75 – includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, leptospirosis vaccine, canine flu vaccine, heartworm test, heartworm preventative, de-worming, flea/tick treatment, microchip and registration, and veterinary exam.


(by Appointment Only)

Thursday – Monday — 10am – 4pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

How to Adopt a Pet

  • Step 1

    Determine the pet that is best for your lifestyle. Since your new pet will be with you for the rest of its life, this is an important commitment that should not be rushed! If needed, our adoption counselors are happy to guide you and help you find your perfect fit.

  • Step 2

    Select your pet and complete the adoption applicationFilling out an application does not obligate you to adopt. Submit your application online or at the Humane Society.

  • Step 3

    Once your application is approved, we can schedule any additional meet-and-greets (if needed).

  • Step 4

    Provide a loving new home for your new addition to the family!  We encourage you to keep in touch with us – we love receiving updates and if you ever need advice, we are here to help!

Current CHS Pets for Adoption

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COVID-19 Adoption Procedures

For the health and safety of our staff and adopters, we have temporarily adjusted our adoption procedure. We are accepting visitors by appointment only for those families that have approved adoption applications. Please read the following steps below if you are interested in adopting.

Step 1: View our pets available for adoption

Step 2: Submit an adoption application online

Step 3: Someone from our adoption team will contact you and let you know the status of your application.

Step 4: You will be offered to do a virtual meet and greet with the animal or schedule an appointment to come and meet the animal you are interested in.

Pets for Patriots

Chespets-for-patriots-logoapeake Humane Society is a proud Pets for Patriots shelter partner. Pets for Patriots supports members of the military and shelter animals by reducing the overall costs of pet guardianship and providing ongoing support. This program serves pets that are two or more years old, are special needs, and/or weigh over 40 pounds. In addition to a $25 discount on the adoption fee and New Pet Kit, veterans receive program benefits through Pets for Patriots. Men and women at all stages of their military careers are eligible to participate.

Looking for other options?

Check out adoptable dogs, cats, and other critters from Chesapeake Animals Services. CHS works closely with Chesapeake Animal Services to promote adoption. They have many different types of cats, dogs, bunnies, ferrets and other pets available who are waiting to find loving homes!

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