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.
1911 Taylor Ave
Racine, WI 53403
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:HOPE takes in animals that have been abandoned, abused or injured, give them the medical attention they require, and re-home them through adoption. HOPE does not take animals in from the general public, but rather ones that meet the above criteria, or are on death row at the humane societies or animal shelters
About Our Rescue Group:H.O.P.E. (Help Orphaned Pets through Education) Safehouse, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer animal care organization, a ‘safehouse’ dedicated to the care and re-socialization of lost, injured, neglected, and abandoned pets. Through education and example, we extend the qualities of safety, shelter and compassion to all animals under our care, in our homes, on the streets and in the wild. We offer them HOPE.
Come Meet our Pets:We are located at 1911 Taylor Avenue, approximately 1 mile north of Durand Avenue (Highway 11) in Racine, Wisconsin.
Operating hours are:
Monday through Friday
Noon to 6pm
Other times by appointment only
Please note that all of our dogs are in foster homes. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have on any of our adoptables, however, to visit with them, we typically need an application first.
Our Adoption Process:All our canines are in foster home, so if you come to our office to see them . . . there won't be any here. You must first fill out an application before we can connect you with the foster mom & dad. Some of our available pets have a restricted adoption radius of approximately 75 miles in Wisconsin; less in Illinois. If you live outside this area, please visit a shelter or rescue closer to your area. If you are interested in adopting one of our critters and you are not in the Racine, WI area, it is advisable to send in the application quickly. This is particularly important when applying for puppies as they are adopted very quickly. Please note that we approve adoption applications on a first come first serve basis. There is a 24 hour processing time on all adoptions.You can find an application on our home page www.hopesafehouse.org . This application can be sent by e-mail, fax or the postal service.
The adoption fee for cats is $58. (Adopt two felines at the same time and the second adoption is only $40) Dogs are $88.These fees include the following:
30-day health guarantee (valid only at our clinics)
Leash and collar
New pet packet including food, coupons, toys and treats
Mandatory Training classes (available in your area)
One year subscription to Critter Quarterly newsletter
To adopt from H.O.P.E. Safehouse, you must:
Be at least 18 years of age
Complete an adoption application
Provide verifiable information
Provide proof of home ownership or landlord’s consent
Have the consent of all adults living in the household
All members of the household must meet/interact with the desired pet before adoption ican be finalized
All adoptions through H.O.P.E. Safehouse have a lifetime guarantee. If for any reason the animal does not work out, it must be returned to H.O.P.E. Safehouse.
Placing the animals into quality forever homes is our top priority. We want to recognize and keep these good homes a part of the H.O.P.E. Safehouse family. After the initial adoption fee of $58 for cats, $88 for dogs (or $98 if adopting two cats at the same time), adoptive families qualify to adopt future companion animals at no additional cost, provided however, the adoptive family completes an adoption application for the selected pet and continues to meet the required adoption criteria.