of Northeast Iowa
Adoption policies and procedures
HSNEI is a non-profit organization that rescues and shelters homeless cats and dogs until they can be adopted into their “forever” homes. Adopting an animal is a lifetime responsibility and commitment to that animal.
HSNEI advocates for the spaying/neutering of all companion animals, and for the humane treatment and care of all animals.
Adoption fees range from $30.00-$75.00 for cats and $100.00-$250.00 for dogs depending on the age and gender of the animal. These adoption fees only partially cover the veterinary expenses and housing costs for the animals.
After submitting an application there is a processing period in order to complete all pre-adoption checks before an adopter is able to contact HSNEI for a Meet and Greet appointment. Applications are held valid for one year after acceptance. If you do not receive this acceptance email, please make sure to check your junk or spam folders.
Potential adoptive families will be allowed to meet foster animals only after an adoption application has been completed and approved. The entire adoptive family is strongly encouraged to meet the animal before adoption in the case of canine adoptions.
An individual must be 21 years old to apply to adopt an animal from HSNEI, with exceptions at the discretion of staff.