Adoption Guidelines and Adoption Process

Before you adopt ...

There are plenty of things we ask you to consider first, for one simple reason – we want to find permanent and loving homes for the animals we receive.  Please seriously consider the following:

  • How many hours will you be home each day to spend with your pet?
  • Where will your pet be when you are not at home?
  • Do you have the time and energy to exercise/train your pet daily?
  • What level of energy are you willing to work & live with from your pet?
  • Will you be able to afford ongoing vet care, training classes, food, etc.?
  • Are you ready to commit to keeping the animal for the rest of their life?
  • Expect a dog to live 10-15 years and a cat 15-20 years.​​

Adopter requirements:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age with verifiable identification
  • Have approval from everyone in household​
  • Provide proof of home ownership (if asked) or landlord information
  • All currently owned pets must be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​
  • Be adopting for themselves and not for a second party​
  • ​​​Understand HSBC has a right to deny your application
  • Agree to all terms of the adoption contract.

General background checks and vet checks (when applicable) will be completed on all applicants.

***HSBC does NOT condone declawing of our cats. Every adopter is required to sign an ‘no-declaw’ agreement that is legally binding upon adoption of a cat.  However, HSBC does rescue and adopt out cats who have already been declawed. ​ For more information about declawing please visit:

Adoption Process  Adoption Application  will be processed in the order which they are received - please note any missing information, including receipt of proof of current rabies vaccinations for pets already in your home,  may delay the process. Once your application as been approved (generally within 48 hours) you will be contacted to schedule a meet and greet.  If your interest is in adopting a dog, you will need to bring any dogs already in your home along to test compatibility, etc. No animals will be held prior to meet and greets. Approved applications will be kept for ONE month.

About Us

The Humane Society of Burnett County, Inc.'s mission is to provide a safe haven for stray or unwanted animals, to foster the human-animal bond, to promote responsible pet ownership and to end pet overpopulation through spay/neuter.

Address: 7410 County Road D (corner of SR 35), Webster, WI 54893

Mailing: PO Box 621, Webster, WI 54893

Phone: 1-715-349-2368 (ADOPT)


License #  481546-DS

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