How to start the adoption process....

Thank you for inquiring about a Pet Helpers pet.  All of our pets are located in WV.  We do not ship or transport so if approved for adoption you must be able to drive to WV to get your new pet.  


Despite your excitement to add a new pet to your family please read all parts of this application. Taking on the responsibility of a pet is a long term expensive commitment. You should not enter into this process lightly and you should give it more than a moments thought.  From the moment you get this pet every decision you make in your life will require you to think about the pet also.  If you move, if you marry or divorce, if you have a child, if you change jobs or take on an additional job.  Financially do you know what this pet will cost you.  If you are adopting a puppy or kitten will you have the finances to fix the pet on your own with out assistance from a humane society, rescue or spay/neuter program.  This is important to us because we want the families that adopt our pets to be able to afford their vet care both routine (vaccinations, spay/neuter, parasite preventive) and extreme (accidents and illness).  The financial assistance programs are for those that really can't afford the spay and neuter procedure.  If you can't then you should wait to adopt when your finances are in a better place.


Our pets have been seen by a vet prior to their adoption. There is no health guarantee. They are as healthy as we can make them prior to adoption to their new families.  If you are adopting a puppy it is not fully protected against disease until 2 weeks after the 3rd booster shot so great care should be taken to keep them in an area known to be free of the parvo virus.  In other words you would not take them to a place frequented by other dogs like a dog park, pet store floors, rest areas, etc.

Spay and neuter is best done at 4 months of age IF your vet will.  There are known cases of puppies and kittens coming in heat at 4 months so great care needs to be taken with your pet until you are able to get them fixed and that needs done by 6 months of age at the latest unless there is a medical reason it can not be done.


Pet Helpers Adoption Application


To help ensure the best possible placement of our rescued animals, and in order to determine that the proposed adoption is in the best interest of the animal, you, and your family, please complete each of the following questions. For fields that do not apply to you, please enter N/A.  Please be as thorough as possible. If you prefer to download and return the application by email, there is a link provided at the bottom of this page.


Pet Helpers Incorporated reserves the right to refuse adoption to any applicant. All of our Pets are checked with our local vet before placing in any home. To the best of our knowledge you are receiving a healthy pet that is updated with anything that is allowed at his or her age. Our adoption fee for all and adults dogs is $225Cat adoptions are $75. Senior dogs are negotiable (8 and over). Pet Helpers 304-672-7387 * Fax 304-986-1652

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Pet Helpers Adoption Application (Only needed if you did not complete the online form above)
Please download, complete the form, and send to If you have completed the online application form above, there is no need to download and complete the PDF application.
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