My name is Princess and I was surrendered to the shelter in November 2013. I am a 5 year old spayed female Pit. I love to be around people and I love to play...especially with any toy that has a squeaker in it! I get the shelter staff laughing so hard when I toss my toys up in the air and when I toss the toy, then chase after it! I am also a very smart girl...when you ask me to sit, I snap right into position! As far as the kind of home I'm looking for, I need a home out in the country. I need to be in a home by myself, where there are no other animals around, because I really don't care for any other furry friends! Not other dogs, and especially not cats. I've been here at the shelter for over a year now, still looking for the right home for me. I know there is someone special out there meant just for me...I just need to find them!
*Must go to a home with NO other animals
Before you begin the adoption process, first think about what you want in a pet and whether you are ready to bring one into your life.
At HAHS, we’ll help you find an animal companion who’s just what you’re looking for. You’ll have a conversation with one of our adoption counselors about your preferences, your lifestyle, and your household so that we may guide you in choosing your new pet. Before you get started, be sure you can answer “yes” to these questions:
The Adoption Process:
Browse our pets available for adoption on our website hornellanimalshelter.org, or visit our shelter and meet our animals in person. We require that the whole family come to the shelter to meet the pet you are considering. If you’re adopting a dog and have a dog(s) currently living in your home, you will be required to bring your dog in for a meet and greet. You must provide proof that your dog(s) are current on their rabies, and distemper vaccines prior to setting up a meet and greet.
Visit our shelter, or website hornellanimalshelter.org to fill out an adoption application. You can find the adoption application under the 'forms' tab on our website. Once the application is completed please submit it to us via email, fax, mail, or dropping it off to the shelter. Once we receive your application we can begin the approval process. **Please note that the approval process can take anywhere from 1 to 7 days depending on how soon we can reach your references, veterinarian, and landlord (if applicable)**
Once you’ve been approved to adopt, you’ll pay an adoption fee — and in most cases you can bring home your new family member right away (provided the animal is of age for adoption)! In some cases, depending on the age, and status of the animal you have been approved for, the animal may be sent out on a foster to adopt with you. Typically this is done when an animal still needs to be spayed/ neutered, is not old enough to be spayed/ neutered yet, is on medication, or if you want to make sure the animal is going to be a perfect fit. If this is the case, then an adoption counselor will let you know the length of which the animal will be on foster to adopt, and when you will be able to finalize the adoption.
When it’s time to bring home your new friend from HAHS, you’ll be surprised how far your adoption fee goes! The fee you’ll pay to adopt a pet includes these important benefits:
When you adopt from HAHS and pay an adoption fee (which reflects only a portion of our investment in your new pet), you help us continue to care for the homeless animals in our community and make sure they are safe, protected, and loved.
The following fees apply to animal adoptions
Adult (1 year and older): $100
Puppies (6 months to 1 year): $150
Adult (1 year and older): $60
Kittens (6 months to 1 year): $80
If you have any questions regarding the adoption process please give us a call at 607-324-1270.
Thank you for choosing to adopt!
Your message has been sent to Hornell Area Humane Society.
You'll receive a copy, too, at to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.