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Posey Humane Society, Inc.

6500 Leonard Rd., Mt Vernon, IN 47620

Phone (812) 838-3211
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Areas Posey Humane Society, Inc. serves

PHS serves Mt Vernon, New Harmony, Poseyville and all of Posey County. We also welcome adoptions from outside of Posey County.

Posey Humane Society, Inc.'s adoption process


Meet the Pet


Submit Application


Approve Application

Please allow 24 to 48 Business hours for applications to be approved or denied! You may call and check on your application at any time


Pay Fee

Our fees are $50 kittens under 6 months
$40 adult cats over 6 months
$150 puppies
$100 dogs under 6 months


Sign Adoption Contract

After reading and signing contract and paying fees all vetting will be gone over and any questions will be answered


Home Check

Some of our animals do require a home check. We are making sure that the animal is comfortable and safe in their new home.


Take the Pet Home

If home visit goes well and the application is approved by board members and staff you may welcome you new pet home!

Additional adoption info

All adopters are asked to complete an adoption application. This application will ask for personal references and if you have previously had animals, there will be a veterinarian reference requested. If there are existing animals in the home, they must be current on any age appropriate vaccinations. Adoption fees vary according to the type of animal being adopted. Fees can be seen at our website Once an application has been approved all adoption fees must be paid before the animal goes to their new home.

Adoption application

About Posey Humane Society, Inc.

Posey Humane is a small shelter serving Posey County and the surrounding areas. The shelter rehomes dogs, cats and small animals. We are the only facility in Posey County that accepts cats. The shelter is also has a tnr program when the funds are available and volunteers can help to address the problem of feral cats. PHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that receives no funding from any local, state or national organizations. It is a limited access shelter. PHS does not euthanize for space. Instead, the organization feels all animals deserve a second chance at a loving forever home. Volunteers and foster care homes are always appreciated and help further our mission to save more lives. Please visit our website at to see how you can make a difference by donating and volunteering.

Posey Humane Society, Inc.'s adopted pets

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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.