Adoption and Fostering Information

Adoption fees:

  • $120 Dogs
  • $75 Cats

The fee pays a portion of the costs that PCHS incurs to vaccinate, heartworm test, and spay or neuter the animal. In some cases an animal might require extensive veterinarian care which may result in a higher fee.

If you are interested in one of our pets listed please print out this Adoption Application and email it to us at, fax it to (785) 456-2652 or mail it to PCHS, 612 Hillcrest Rd., Wamego, Ks. 66547.

We will do out of state adoptions as long as humane transport can be set up for the animal. The person adopting the animal is responsible for the cost of the health certificate, adoption fee and transport. Many times we can enlist the help of volunteers to help with a ground transport. Please e-mail us at if you are from out of state and interested in adopting one of our pets.

Fostering Information

Thank you for your interest in helping the abandoned and unwanted animals in the Pottawatomie County area. Our foster homes experience great joy and satisfaction when they see that through their efforts a neglected or abandoned animal gets a second chance at life and the opportunity to share their unconditional love with people who care.

What is Foster Care?

Being a foster home means sharing your home and family with a rescued animal. You will be asked to provide the animal walks, shelter, toys, and lots of attention until a forever home can be approved. PCHS will provide food for the pet. We need our foster homes to evaluate temperaments and observe how the animal behaves in a variety of different situations. Positive reinforcement training is encouraged. As a foster care giver you may have an animal for a short time, one week, or an extended period of time, three months or more.

What do I need to foster an animal?

The most important requirements are time, attention, love and patience. The foster animal may not be completely house trained or have had any obedience training and will look to you for guidance and understanding.

What expenses will I incur?

The foster home is responsible for toys and in home grooming. PCHS will pay for all necessary and routine medical care for the animal while you are fostering it. If the animal needs emergency medical care and you can not get in touch with one of PCHS' approved veterinarians, you would be reimbursed for those costs. You must contact the Foster Care Coordinator with in 24 hours of all emergency care visits to any veterinarian.

What if I have a problem or concern about my foster animal?

You will be given the name and number of your foster care contact who can answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. If the animal in your care escapes the fence, fights with other animals, won't leave your cats alone or has other behavior problems, we want to know these things and will probably move the dog to another home, giving you a new foster. Though some biting is fear biting and can be corrected, no animal will be allowed to remain in the foster program if it has become aggressive. We may also be able to help with management or training suggestions.

We appreciate your concern for these animals and your willingness to become involved with foster care. If you think you would like to do this important work and help us save these precious animals, please complete a foster application.