To view adoptables, please follow us on Facebook, “Coshocton County Animal Shelter HATA” or check us out on Pet Finder! 

Adoption Fees
The cost to adopt a dog or puppy is $150. This includes:
* Multi-way vaccinations (core)
* Spay/Neuter surgery if needed (clinic) & boosters (under 6 months at time of adoption)
* Rabies vaccination (clinic)
* $10.00 county fee
* Current year dog license
* General parasite treatments (roundworm/flea/tick or as needed) 

The cost to adopt a cat or kitten is $50. This includes: 
* Multi-way vaccinations (core)
* Spay/Neuter surgery if needed (clinic) & boosters (under 6 months at time of adoption) 
* General parasite treatments as needed

**Daily feeding, cleaning care expenses, and other various costs also included. 

Please note we do not always know what kind of home environment our animals were living in (kids, dogs or cats) nor do we know if they are house trained unless owner states this at surrender. We do our best to observe in kennel and litter box habits. A majority of what we know is based on our observations while they are in our shelter. We recommend all animals receive a fair adjustment period from shelter to new home life. New cats should be kept in a small side room with food, water, and litter while adjusting to sounds, smells, and other pets/family members. Puppies or young adults should receive multiple daily potty breaks, and we encourage safe kennel and exercise times be decided upon prior to coming home. Puppy pads are also helpful in training stages. 

We encourage meet & greets with all family members, both 2 and 4 legged, with the dog or cat you are considering for adoption. Contact us directly to schedule! 

Adoption Considerations
Adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment. Many wonderful animals enter our shelter and we would love for you to meet them, but please take this decision as a serious commitment. Patience and care must be taken when choosing and providing a shelter pet a forever home. You must be prepared for house-training and dealing with normal behavior problems like chewing, barking, digging, etc. Please be sure that you have considered the financial and emotional commitment required in having a pet.

As an open admission shelter, not all of our animals are available for adoption, we receive animals of all backgrounds and circumstances.

Resident cats housed in the cat shelter are randomly tested for FIV/FELV/FIP. We do not provide this testing at this time for adoptable cats due to intake volume.

We recommend cat adopters adopt those in our adoptable display cages. These cats have been quarantined from intake, received core vaccines & have received general parasite treatments. Adopting from general population is case by case, as we house many different types of cats from all backgrounds (behavioral issues, mild medical needs, feral cats) including many who are our “resident shelter cats”. 

Adoption Process
Ohio law stipulates that all stray canines must be held for a minimum of 72 hours before they can be released. If you are interested in adopting a dog that is still in this hold period, we can place your name as a choice for that dog. If you cannot make the date and time frame we contact you with, you will forfeit your choice on the animal, and the animal will be available for the next choice listed or available for general adoption. We do our best to uphold a first come first adopt basis, but do take into consideration the best home for the animal of interest. Please call the shelter immediately after seeing an animal of interest, you are encouraged to leave a message at 740-622-9741. Please include your name, number and times you can be reached, other pets in your home (fixed? good with other pets? young children?) who your most recent veterinarian is, and the area you are currently residing. 

Open M-F 10-3pm. Available for scheduled after hours appointments. Please note we are volunteer based. We line up transfers/rescue pulls weekly, adoptables who do not receive inquiries within first days of posting are eligible for immediate pull. In the interest of reducing stress, we strive for short stays!  740-622-9741

We provide additional care and veterinary/clinic services case by case as needed. Basic or full grooming provided as needed. Due to the design of our facility, dogs are not bathed unless absolutely necessary. Although all adoptable animals receive initial vaccinations from us, our contract requires that you make an appointment to see your veterinarian after you take your new animal home for a complete and thorough physical examination and continue with necessary care & vaccinations. Any issues arise within 10 days of adoption, HATA will issue a refund. (Canine adoptions-everything but the $22 in county fees) 

We strive to have all canines and felines altered before going home, but for those that do not have the surgery prior to adoption, a spay/neuter deposit is included in the adoption fee above when you take your new pet home. Per our contract, the animal must return for its scheduled clinic appointment. Application for surgery completed & appointment scheduled at time of adoption. Upon proof that the surgery has been done via your own veterinarian prior to clinic date, a refund will be provided. Vet reference must be provided at time of adoption. Refunds when proof of surgery received (via mail or in shelter visit) are $25 for felines, $50 for canines. Refunds typically take 4-14 days. Thank you for considering and choosing adoption! 

Delilah & Riley, two sisters brought to us as part of an unwanted litter. Adopted February of 2016. Photo update April of 2018. They are deeply loved by their families. 💕





Please note we are not affiliated in any way, nor do we receive support from, the recently formed “Coshocton County Humane Society”.