Applications, Requirements, & Fees

At DCHS our aim is for every adoptable animal to find their true forever family. We want the family that takes them home to be the one they live out their days with. That’s why we have a “Best Fit” adoption process. Our animals have particular needs and we know that individuals and families do, too. One of our favorite things is to talk with potential adopters about what they are hoping for and what their lifestyle is in order to match them with the cat or dog that would fit in best with their family.

In addition, we ask potential adopters to fill out a short application providing us with veterinary and personal references, employment information and pet ownership history. We have a responsibility to each of our animals to match them with adopters that can and will provide lifelong, loving care, including necessary veterinary visits.

If you are interested in adopting please come in and visit us and our animals! We’d love to meet you and talk with you about finding a new family member. You can fill out an adoption application right online and it’ll be sent directly to DCHS’s Adoption Coordinator. If you have any questions, please call us at 920-746-1111 or email for dog-related inquiries or for cat-related inquiries.

Our adoption fees are as follows:

Main Shelter

  • Kittens (5 months and under): $90.00
  • Cats (6 months to 8 years): $45.00
  • Senior Cats (9 years and older): Donation
  • Cats (Bonded Pairs): $50.00
  • Puppies: $150.00
  • Dogs: $150.00


  • Single cats, all ages: $50.00
  • Bonded pairs, all ages: $75.00

We hope to see you soon!