Phone : (765) 474-5222
1705 South 2nd Street, Lafayette, IN 47905
info@almosthomehumane.org

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How long do pets stay at Almost Home Humane Society?


Almost Home has no time limit for how long pets may stay at AHHS.  All stray pets are subject to a 5-day holding period in an effort to reunite each pet with its owner.  After 5 days pets may go up for adoption as long as they are healthy and friendly.  Pets stay at Almost Home until they find the right forever home and in 2016 Almost Home's life-saving rate remained at 92%.

 

 

How many pets does AHHS take in each year?


Almost Home serves more than 3,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters and other pets each year.

 

 

Why does Almost Home charge an adoption fee for pets?


Almost Home makes every effort to ensure your new pet is ready for life in its home.  All of our pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed, and treated for any illnesses or injuries prior to adoption.  The cost to prepare an animal for adoption is much higher than the adoption fee.

 

 

How does AHHS determine the age and breed of adoptable pets?


Most often pets arrive at Almost Home as strays.  Both the age and breed of pets is the result of an educated guess by shelter staff.  Age is estimated based upon the amount of tartar on teeth as well as the physical condition of the pet.  Breed is an estimation based upon the size, body shape, and coloration.  AHHS cannot guarantee the breed or age of any pet.

 

 

Does AHHS accept owner-surrendered pets?


Almost Home Humane Society is classified as a limited-admission shelter.  AHHS accepts all pets found stray within the cities of Lafayette or West Lafayette.  However, Almost Home can only accept owner-surrendered pets on a case-by-case basis dependent upon the pet and shelter space. 

 

 

Can I report suspicions of animal cruelty AHHS?


Almost Home is not authorized to investigate cases of animal cruelty.  If you are concerned about a pet please contact your local animal control (Lafayette:  765-807-1200, West Lafayette:  765-775-5200, Tippecanoe County:  765-423-9321).

 

 

May I adopt a pet as a gift for someone else?


Adopting a pet is a personal decision and a lifetime commitment for the adopter.  Almost Home feels it is very important to make a good match between adopter and pet and this can only be done in person.  If you would like to give an adoptable pet as a gift AHHS will create gift certificates that you may give as a gift.

 

 

Will Almost Home euthanize my terminally ill pet?


AHHS offers owner-requested euthanasia by appointment for a fee of $35.  For more information on this service please contact AHHS at 765-474-5222.

 

What are your annual statistics?

Below are the statistics for AHHS in the year 2016.  For this year, Almost Homes overall live release rate remained at 92%. AHHS determines its live release rate based upon the Asimolar formula (adoptions + transfer + returns to owner/total outcomes (excluding request euthanasia, DOA and died in care).

Intake

Dog

Cats

Other

Outcomes

Dogs

Cats

Other

SNAP

78

108

0

Adoptions

548

1173

64

Owner Surr.

135

118

7

SNAP

79

109

0

Return

95

107

1

Died

2

42

0

Seized

14

17

0

Euthanasia

101

174

1

Service In (TNR) 0 50 0 Service Out (TNR) 0 42 0

Stray

786

1298

35

Return to Owner

420

64

1

Transfer

69

14

53

Transfer

38

50

14

Contact Info

(765) 474-5222

1705 South 2nd Street, Lafayette, IN 47905

info@almosthomehumane.org

Success Stories

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  • Thanks Jannet for your help! Stella is fitting in great! She's so smart and fantastic with our boys!
    Stella's Mom - Adopter
  • Jasper (formerly Echo) was adopted in October and is doing awesome! He keeps the entire family entertained. He has the best personality because nothing ever scares or bothers him. Thank you for a special kitty!
    Jasper's Mom - Adopter
  • Zazzle is enjoying his new home and loves being keeper of the stairs.
    Zazzle's Mom - Adopter
  • Jada fit right in with our family, and seems to be getting comfortable. smile emoticon She is a great dog, and amazing with my 3yr old daughter, which was our main concern. So happy we came and found her yesterday!
    Jada's Mom - Adopter
  • His name was Armond but we named him Biscuit. He is the sweetest, most loving, and patient kitty ever! We have 4 kitties total so he has lots of cuddle and playmates. Plus he loves to curl up with his human servants for plenty of pets and love. Thanks so much to the foster family who took such good care of him when he was a sick kitten. He is a wonderful boy and we love him so! !! Thanks again!
    Biscuit's Mom - Adopter
  • Just wanted to give a two month update to AHHS on Banana! Thanks for helping me find her, she\'s the greatest thing to ever happen to me!
    Sadia Qasome - Adopter
  • In October 2012 I adopted a lab mix puppy named Mel and just want to send some pictures and let you all  know how she/s doing.

    I renamed her Isabelle, Izzy for short, and she gets bigger everyday.  She is the definition of a lap dog and she loves to cuddle.  Within the first few weeks of having her she already learned to sit and shake!  Her first night with me she slept in her kennel the entire night without a peep.(shes the first dog I've had that has done that so i was very excited) We're now working on down, sit, and stay. She loves to rip apart her toys and to eat ice cubes! I am so please with how smart and happy she is.  Her tail is always wagging and she loves to give kisses.  I can't thank you enough for allowing me to adopt such a great dog!
    Izzy/Mel's Mom - Adopter

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