Potential adopters should visit the shelter to complete the processing of this questionnaire. We won’t process the form until you visit the shelter because we want you to meet the pet before you decide to adopt.

Completion of this questionnaire does not hold a pet or guarantee you will be matched with the pet.

NOTE: We do not do out-of-state adoptions.

2023 By The Numbers

Adoptions in 2023: 1,533

Spay/Neuter in 2023: 2,562

Volunteer Hours in 2023: 9,960


A typical rule of thumb is to determine whether a shelter saves more than 90% of its animals. That is its Live Release Rate. The annual Live Release Rate is calculated by dividing the total live outcomes (adoptions, outgoing transfers, and return to owner/guardian) by total outcomes (total live outcomes plus euthanasia not including owner/guardian requested ethanasia or died/lost in shelter/care). Today, many leaders are raising the bar and stating that the real No Kill Live Release Rate should be 95%.

Licking County Humane Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the humane treatment of animals.