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Thank you for considering adoption for your next companion animal! When you adopt a pet, you save a life. Our goal is to find "forever" homes for our animals. Our trained staff wants to help you choose an animal to match your family and lifestyle so everyone is happy!

Questions? Call 920.424.2128 

Note: OAHS asks potential adopters to please meet the pet they are interested in adopting before they fill out an adoption application. We currently can not take applications online.

Because adding a pet to your family is a big responsibility, we ask all adopters be willing to do the following:

  • Talk to an adoptions counselor about your lifestyle and what characteristics you're looking for in a companion.
  • Spend quality time visiting with the pet you are thinking about adopting. 
  • Complete a simple one-page adoption survey.  It can take 1-2 business days to process.  Adoption counselors will contact you if there are any problems or questions. 
  • For dog and rabbit adopters: Participate in a scheduled meet and greet if you have animals in your home and apply for an animal of the same species. A meet-and-greet can help with a comfortable transition for all animals. It is important to schedule the meet and greet ahead of time - please do not bring in your animal without an appointment as we have to be sure we have staff available to oversee the meeting.
  • Meet with an adoption specialist the day you bring your new companion home to review paperwork and sign adoption papers. 

Note: Adoptions are not first-come-first-serve but rather based on matchmaking. Same-day adoptions are typically not possible but if you are located such a distance outside of Oshkosh that makes more than one visit difficult please call 920.424.2128 for options.  OAHS expects animals adopted will live inside the home with their families (exceptions are made for cats in our barn program). 

* We encourage having existing animals in the household of the same species spayed or neutered prior to bringing the new animal home due to hormone-induced behavior issues that may occur. Need to get your animal "fixed?" Ask about our low-cost spay/neuter options  or click here for more information.

Low-Cost Cat Spay/Neuter

January 24 & 25
February 14 & 15
March 21 & 22
Click HERE to schedule your appointment. All appointments are made through The Fix is In.

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Pet Safety and Owner Responsibility

  • Confine your pet within your premises except when attended to by some person and have that animal fastened securely to a suitable leash not more than six feet in length.
  • Prevent your pet from trespassing.
  • Immediately remove your pet's waste when excreted on property other than your own.
  • Prevent the accumulation of animal waste on your property.
  • Properly dispose of your pet's waste by either flushing, bagging and depositing it in the garbage, or burial.
  • Keep your pet quiet.
  • Immediately report all animal bites to the Oshkosh Police Department.
  • Always provide your pets with sufficient food and fresh water supply.
  • Always provide pets, inside or outdoors, with adequate shade and shelter.
  • Maintain pens and enclosures in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • Never abuse, abandon, or neglect any animal.
  • Never leave any animal enclosed or unattended in any type of vehicle where the air temperature inside and/or outside will cause the animal to be exposed to extreme weather conditions. On a warm day the temperature in a parked car can reach 160 degrees in a matter of minutes, even with partially opened windows. With only hot air to breathe, your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke.
  • Keep your dog from prohibited areas such as parks, beaches, cemeteries, golf courses, play grounds, or school grounds.