Adopt a Best Friend

Our Adoption Process

  1. Find your pet: View our available pets online or at our shelter facility in Jamestown.
  2. Application: Fill out and send us the HSOTC Adoption Application
  3. Meet a caretaker: Our caretakers will help make the best pet match for you and your new family member. Each pet available for adoption has received a medical and behavioral assessment in order to help determine the best home for that pet. Caretakers will help you decide if the animal you are interested in is a good match for your lifestyle and will direct you to any other pets that may be appropriate.
  4. Complete the adoption: Once your adoption application has been approved and you’ve found that perfect match, it’s time to complete the adoption process.
  5. For pet shelter location and hours, click here.

We prefer that all members of the household (including other dogs) are part of the adoption process to ensure that the chosen pet is compatible with everyone. If they are unavailable, a “hold” may be placed on the pet for a limited time frame in order for any family or other pets to come in and meet with us and the new pet.

Adoption Fees

All adoption fees collected assist in the daily care and on-going needs of each animal admitted to the Humane Society of Tuolumne County.

Adopting a Pet As A Gift

Since it’s important for people to choose their own pets that fit their preferences, we do not adopt pets as gifts.

Pet Search Questionnaire

Complete this questionnaire to help us match you with the perfect new friend.

View Questionnaire

Happy Tails

If you have adopted one of your best furry friend from the HSOTC and would like to share a wonderful story about that pet, please submit it to