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Oshkosh Area Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Oshkosh and surrounding Winnebago County

About Our Shelter:

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing shelter and care to stray, unwanted or abandoned cats and dogs in the Oshkosh area. Founded on the principal of compassionate care, the organization is committed to assisting the community by helping place animals in healthy, humane surroundings while providing education and information about responsible pet ownership to all the members of our community.

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Come Meet our Pets:

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society is located at 1925 Shelter Court in Oshkosh. Take Bowen St. just north of Murdock to Doctors Court. From Doctors Court take a left to Shelter Court.

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society hours are:

Tuesday and Wednesday Noon - 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

Our Adoption Process:

It is important to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society to find “forever” homes, one owner for the rest of an animal’s life. To find just the right match for both family and pet, we ask that everyone who is interested in adopting a pet be willing to do the following:

Spend quality time with the chosen animal.
Visit the animal – all members of the household.
Complete the adoption application.
Comply with our requirements based on the chosen animal.
Prepay for spay or neuter as well as rabies vaccinations if the animal is not altered or current.
Attend an appointment with an adoption counselor at the time of pick up.

General Fees:

Un-altered puppies and dogs: $75 with prepay for surgery required

Altered mixed breed adult dogs: $100

Altered puppies, pure bred dogs and some small breed dogs: $150

Dogs with special needs: $35

Altered cats and kittens: $50

Un-altered cats and kittens: $35 with prepay of surgery required

Cats three years of age and up: Fee is waived

Reimbursement for rabies vaccination may be required in addition to adoption fee

Altered: $30
Unaltered: $10
Adopters are required to prepay the cost of having the rabbit altered at their vet prior to adoption if it is unaltered at the time of adoption.

Special Program Fees

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society has special programs that adopters may be qualified to participate in, thereby reducing adoption fees.

Buddy Program: Adopt one cat and get the second for an additional $10.

Senior Pets: Adoption fees for animals five years and older will be reduced $20.

Pets for People: Adopters 60 years and older receive $50 off the adoption fee.

Ladies Benevolent Society Fund: Seniors on a fixed income finding the adoption fee a hardship will have the adoption fee waived.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.