Thank you for your interest in adopting a homeless pet who needs a loving home!


PLEASE NOTE – MAY 2024 UPDATEDue to renovations, all available cats and small animals are in foster homes.

Temporary Process for Cat Inquiries: Please reach out to Cat Adoptions by email at or call at 920-424-2128 (extension 3, extension 1) to start the adoption process. During our open hours, you are welcome to visit with the adoption staff to talk in depth about available cats.

Temporary Process for Small Animal Inquiries: Download an adoption application and email it to If your application is approved, we will then schedule a time for the small animal to return from foster and meet you at the shelter. That way if you think they’re a good fit for you, you can take them home that same day.

Adopters Welcome* During Open Hours Note: temporarily closed due to renovations
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 1pm – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 3pm
*Appointment required for dog visits

We love our adopters! Please stop by the shelter, located at 1925 Shelter Court in Oshkosh, to meet our adorable, adoptable cats, kittens, bunnies, guinea pigs and other small animals during our open hours (once our renovations are done)!

In order to provide the best service we can, and with respect to our limited staffing and space, we’re asking people to please only plan to stop in if you are truly interested in adopting. Those who want to spend time with animals for fun or to socialize with them are encouraged to join our volunteer program.

*We currently require appointments to meet the dogs to ensure you get to spend the time you need with the dog and an adoption counselor. This makes it much less stressful on the dogs in our care, and allows you the time to get to know the dog you are interested in, in a private meet and greet room with an adoption counselor. 

This time will also give you a sense of the dog’s true personality and allows time for our staff to give you a full background and answer all your questions about the dog, to ensure it will be a good long-term match for both the dog and you/your family.

Adoptions at OAHS are not based on first-come-first-adopted but are based on matchmaking so it’s a win-win for everyone.  

Questions about adopting? Please contact:
• Dogs: or 920-424-2128 ext. 108
• Cats: or 920-424-2128 ext. 106
• Small Animals: 
or 920-424-2128 ext. 116