Adoption Process & Information



Adoption Process Breakdown

First, we would like to thank you for your interest in Animal House Sanctuary (AHS). The following information contains our adoption expectations for those looking to adopt from us. Please read it thoroughly before completing the rest of the Adoption Application.

We are not your typical shelter in that we do not have open hours for people to come see the dogs and cats in our care. We will only schedule meet and greets for those with an approved application on file. We will not bend this rule and we do not appreciate window shoppers. We will complete vet references and if there is any lapse in vetting or preventative care then you will be denied.

If you are looking for the perfect dog or the perfect cat, then we are not the place for you. We love our animals but many come to use fractured, sick or defeated. We never give up on them and they come out stronger in the end. These are also the animals that will show an undying gratitude because they know the rough side of life and cherish the great side. So if you are looking for that perfect pet you painted in your head, than please extend your search elsewhere. We appreciate you thinking of AHS but we may not be the best fit for you and that is okay.

At AHS we set out to adopt our cats and dogs to serious adopters that will provide them a forever home. A pet is a lifetime commitment and we expect our adopters to fully commit and care for these animals. It is our expectation that adopters will maintain routine vetting, keep animals current on vaccinations and on preventative care. Grooming is expected for animals that require it and we expect our animals to be indoor pets with limited (only with a fence) or preferably no time unsupervised outdoors.

Our review process does take time. We are a volunteer based rescue, meaning everyone helping AHS is taking time out of their day to help out. It is typical that our review process can take a few days and then it may take a few more days to schedule a meet and greet. If you are looking for a pet same day or by next day, then AHS may not be the best fit for your needs.

If you are open to a dog or cat that may not have had the best past but has unlimited love to give and will appreciate the second (or third) chance you give them, then please submit your application and we would love to meet with you!

About Our Dogs & Cats

We tend to rescue those that would not have a good chance in public shelters. Many come to us fractured, sick or defeated. However, once they know they are safe and loved, we see completely different animals that have an unlimited amount of love to give!

Finding a Forever Home

Our goal is to adopt our cats & dogs to serious adopters. Please know that adoption is a lifetime commitment, and we expect our adopters to fully commit. We believe in forever homes, which is why we are dedicated to this process. Our process is more than adoption, it is about building a relationship between you and us. We take adoption very seriously, and understand that we may not be the best fit for everyone.

Application Review Process

Although our adoption process is long, we believe it is worth the time. We want to find the best match, not only for you, but also for each one of our dogs & cats. Applications can take up to a week to be processed, so please be patient with us. Once an applicaiton has been approved, you will be contacted to schedule a Meet & Greet. We are not open to the public, nor do we have visiting hours. Animal House Sanctuary may not be the best fit for you, and that is okay. Just know, that if you do adopt from us, you will forever be a part of our AHS Family!!

Key Take Away Points

We do not have open hours for people to come visit our dogs and cats

Adoptee must have an approved application before meeting any of our dogs and cats

Applications will be denied if there is a lapse in vetting and preventative care for current/past dogs and cats

We only adopt our dogs and cats to serious adopters that will provide them a forever home

We expect our adopters to be fully committed to the care of any adopted dogs or cats

Applications typically take 5-7 business days to process and review, before you are notified


Pet Application Submission

Completed Applications MUST be Printed & Mailed via United States Postal Service

We believe that the costs incurred in printing applications, are of better use in other areas involving the care of our animals

Animal House Sanctuary

Attn: Pet Application

P.O. Box 5133

Huntington, IN 46750

We appoligizes for the inconvience, but the care of our animals comes first.