Adoption Information

GHS is open for adoptions Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adoption Fees: 

Cats and Kittens – $70 (Includes mandatory spay/neuter surgery, FVRCP vaccines, Rabies vaccine, FeLV/FIV/HW test, flea/tick treatment, and worm treatment)

Dogs and Puppies – $90 (Includes mandatory spay/neuter surgery, DHLPPC vaccines, Bordetella vaccine, Rabies vaccine, IDEXX test (if over 6-months-old), flea/tick treatment, and worm treatment)

This pricing is for animals adopted from the Humane Society only.

All of our services are provided by Dr. Pat McHale with Seneca Trail Animal Hospital

Microchipping is also available for any newly adopted animal for an additional $15.

Photos of animals available for adoption are viewable on our Facebook page at

What is Rescue?

“Rescue” is a term used to define organizations that are dedicated to the rescue of animals from animal shelters around the globe.

How does Rescue work?

Most Rescue groups are a core group of “staff” that routinely identify and “pull” animals from Animal Shelters. Upon ‘pulling’ the animal, they place them into pre-approved foster-homes in their area where they reside until adoption. During this time, animals are provided with necessary medical care and they are able to enjoy a home environment during their wait.

Rescue groups have their own criteria for pulling an animal since they know what animals are most desired in their geographic area. They have their own adoption requirements and adoption fees. Many are able to provide home checks, veterinary checks and in many cases background checks for potential adopters.

Rescues are often able to take animals with significant medical concerns that would otherwise be difficult for a shelter organization to manage.

Why Rescue?

Because there are not enough homes locally to adopt the annual number of animals surrendered to our facility, Greenbrier Humane Society (GHS) partners with approved 501c3 Rescue organizations to “pull” animals and assume ownership of their care. These Rescue partnerships allow GHS to continue our lifesaving mission!

Rescues are given the same courtesy as local adopters – all GHS animals are available for rescue or adoption on a first come, first serve basis. Rescues and adopters pay the same fee to “pull” or adopt animals. Once an animal has been committed to a rescue it is no longer available for adoption.