As of March 17th and until further notice, KHS is closed to the public.



New Adoption Process


During this time, adoptions are available by appointment only.

Please complete the Pre-Adoption Questionnaire. A KHS team member will be in touch.


Adoption appointments are limited to one hour.


We are trying to limit the amount of in-person contact with the staff so appointments are limited to two family members in the shelter.


Pet Hold Policy:  If the pet you have selected is not currently ‘Available’ for adoption, you can place a $25 non-refundable hold on that pet. As soon as the pet is made ‘Available’ you will be contacted to come in and finish up the adoption process.  


Pet Meets:  We do require dog-to-dog meet and greets. If you intend to adopt the day you come to the shelter, bring your dog/s with you. 


We Require Landlord Approval:  If you rent, please bring a copy of your rental agreement and proof of pet deposit. You can also provide your property manager's telephone number and we will place a call to verify that you are approved to have a pet and your deposit has been paid. We cannot put an animal on hold to verify that you are approved to have a pet, so please be sure to have all of that information prior to coming to adopt.


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we find homes for pets as quickly and efficiently as possible.

When you adopt a pet from KHS, not only are you adding to your family, you’re saving a life!


Kootenai Humane Society has some of the best pets anywhere and that means we have a variety of species, breeds, sizes, colors, and temperaments.  When you adopt a pet from us your adoption fee helps to provide medical care, food and shelter for the animals in our care and since we are a No-Kill shelter there is no time limit to how long we will keep an animal.  


Our adoption fees include:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Vaccinations
  • Rabies Vaccinations
  • Microchip ID
  • Free first time check-up from a local vet
  • Free meet and greet with pet from your home
  • Free counseling after adoption for any questions
Adoption Fees  


Dogs, Adult - over 5 mos $100.00
Dogs, Small - under 35 lbs $135.00
Seniors (7 yrs and over) $50.00
Puppies -5 mos and under $150.00

**Any dog coming in on transport from southern states (including, but not limited to, AZ, CA, OK, TX) there will be an additional $20 charge for a six month prescription of Heartworm preventive.

Cats, Adult - over 1 yr $50.00

Cats, Young Adult (over 5 mo-1 yr)

Senior (7 yrs and over) $25.00
Kittens - 5 mos and under $85.00
Ferrets and Chinchillas $75.00
Rabbits $35.00
Guinea Pigs $15.00
Gerbils, Hamsters, Rats $10.00
Mice $5.00
Birds and other animals TBD



Visting the Shelter


Shelter Hours



Physical Address

11650 N. Ramsey Road

Hayden, ID 83835


Mailing Address

PO Box 1005

Hayden, ID 83835


208.772.4019 - Phone

208.762.8645 - Fax

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