Adoption Policies

Please fill out a questionnaire to help guide us to your next new pet! Completing a questionnaire before you arrive at the shelter will allow us to complete the preliminary paperwork and required verification prior to your arrival which will make your adoption process move more quickly and efficiently.

Dog Adoption Questionaire
Cat Adoption Questionaire
Small Animal Questionaire


  • We check with the appropriate authorities to verify homeowner status or we obtain approval from your landlord.
  • We verify a working relationship with your veterinarian for any current or previously owned pets. This shows us your intent to continue to provide necessary medical attention for your new pet and that you’ll comply with State and Local ordinances.
  • Adoption approvals generally take between 24-48 hours. We cannot guarantee a same day adoption.
  • We do not adopt to anyone under 18 years of age.
  • As a general rule, we do not adopt any pet to be an outside pet. Some concessions may be made, and Barn Cats are an exception to this.  We’ll review your application and an inspection of the outside pet living quarters may be required.


Adoption Fees

* Adoption fees do not include tax or the $100.00 deposit required for animals that will need to wait to be altered.

Kittens (up to 6 mo): $80-120
Adult Cats (6 mo to 7 yrs): $60
Senior Cats (7 yrs +) : $5
Barn Cats, FIV and FELV Cats: Free
*2 for 1 on each pair of cats!
* Buy one kitten, get the second for $20!

Dogs and puppies:  $80 – $325 (specific to dog)
Small Animals $5 – $100
*Small Animals include: Rabbits, ferrets, birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, etc.

Stop in or give us a call to speak to our adoption counselors for details or email at

Shelter Hours

Noon to 6pm
Tues Wed Fri
Noon to 5pm
11am to 3pm
CLOSED Thursdays, Sundays & Holidays


Watertown Humane Society
418 Water Tower Ct
Watertown, WI 53094

PHONE: 920-261-1270

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