CPHS Pet Adoption

A Friend for Life

If you’re looking for a wonderful life-long companion, then you’ve come to the right place!

CPHS has many animals of every shape and size to choose from.  During the animal’s stay, the shelter staff and volunteers provide many enriching activities, such as walks, outings, behavior training and socialization.

Finding the Right Pet

Our staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable about our animals and can help to direct you to appropriate matches. Each animal has something unique to offer, and adopters are sure to find the right animal for their home at CPHS.

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    Step 1: Before You Adopt

    Make sure everyone in your family understands the commitment of owning a pet. Additionally, if you rent, check with your landlord to ensure pets are allowed where you live.

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    Step 2: Complete an Adoption Application

    All potential adopters must complete an adoption application. Applications are available here and at the shelter’s front desk.

    Cat Adoption Application

    Dog Application Application

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    Step 3: Submit Your Application

    After completing your Adoption Application please drop it off at the shelter or mail to:

    Central PA Humane Society
    Attention: Adoption
    1837 East Pleasant Valley Blvd.
    Altoona, PA 16602

    Note: There is a $5.00, non-refundable application fee that must be paid before visiting with an animal. CPHS keeps all adoption applications on file for six months; a second visit within that time does not require another application unless it is for a different species.

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    Step 4: Finding the Right Pet

    Browse our available pets online or stop by and visit us at the shelter.  To help find your best match, feel free to bring your children and furry family members to the shelter for a play date.

    Visit Our Pets Online

    Please keep in mind that as a rule we cannot hold animals for anyone.

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    Step 5: Welcoming Your New Pet

    Please keep in mind that there is no such thing as the “Perfect Pet.” Any adopted animal will require training, patience and ample time to adjust to their new home.  We are always here to help if you need some additional guidance or assistance.