SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program)
Almost Home’s SNAP program provides an affordable spay/neuter opportunity for low-income families. Any person receiving government assistance may apply to have a pet spayed or neutered via the SNAP program. Participation in the SNAP program includes: spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, combination dog or cat vaccine, de-worming, microchip and a heartworm or feline leukemia test. The SNAP program is operated in cooperation with participating local veterinarians.
- Canine Spay: $50
- Canine Neuter: $35
- Feline Spay: $35
- Feline Neuter: $15
To register for the Spay Neuter Assistance Program, interested pet owners may visit AHHS at 1705 S. 2nd St. to fill out a SNAP Application. Once the application has been approved, Almost Home will schedule your pet's first appointment at Almost Home where your pet will receive its vaccinations, microchip and feline leukemia or heartworm test. After this appointment your pet will be scheduled at a local veterinarian for surgery. Call 765-474-5222 to learn more.
AHHS Food Assistance Program
Almost Home operates a food bank for low-income families. Qualifying individuals may receive pet food once every 2 months provided Almost Home has a supply of pet food in the food bank. Almost Home utilizes the pet food donated by the public to stock our food pantry. All brands of pet food are accepted and food does not need to be in its original container provided the new container is labeled with the type of food.
Injured Animal Fund
Many pets arrive at Almost Home in need of immediate medical care. Thanks to a partnership with the Purdue Small Animal Clinic (PSAC) when stray pets are found in need of emergency medical care they are taken immediately to PSAC for evaluation. The Injured Animal Fund provides the necessary funds to treat those pets. Each year AHHS hosts Strike Out Suffering to fund this program and also accepts donations throughout the year to fund this life-saving program. The Injured Animal Fund is instrumental to our life-saivng efforts.
For $20 Almost Home will microchip your pet with a 24PetWatch microchip. This fee includes the registration for the chip. Microchips are the best way to permanently identify your pet and ensure that it will find its way back home if lost. AHHS will microchip your pet during any of our open business hours, Tuesday through Friday 12:00-6:00 and Saturday 12:00-4:00.
Lost and Found Services
If you have lost a pet please contact Almost Home immediately to complete a lost report. AHHS also strongly recommends visiting the shelter in person to look through our stray holding area and sending a photo to email@example.com. You are the best person to identify your pet and we recommend visiting frequently while your pet is missing. Almost Home also strongly recommends sending a photo of your missing pet to Lost and Found Pets of Greater Lafayette on Facebook.
If you have a found a pet you have several options. First, if you plan to keep the pet while you search for an owner you must leave a found report (email the pets information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-474-5222) with AHHS and our staff would be happy to scan the pet for a microchip. All found pets that are remaining with the finder will be pictured on the AHHS website. A photo of the found pet may be sent to email@example.com. If you do not have a camera or are unable to send the photo, Animal Control will visit you to take a photo of the pet.
If you do not bring the pet to AHHS for a microchip scan, please send all of the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: date pet was found, exact location found, description of pet (fur color, eye color, markings, male/female) and any identification the pet was wearing (collar, harness, chain, etc.) and a photo of the pet.
We also recommend sending a photo of the found pet to Lost and Found Pets of Greater Lafayette on Facebook. It is a City of Lafayette ordinance that all found pets be reported to Amost Home within 48 hours. A found pet does not legally belong to the finder until after it has been in the finder's possession for more than 30 days per the City of Lafayette ordinance.
If you would like to leave the pet with us you may bring the pet to AHHS (1705 S. 2nd St.) or call Animal Control to pick up the pet (Lafayette: 765-807-1200 & West Lafayette: 765-775-5200). Almost Home will accept any stray pet found within the city limits of Lafayette or West Lafayette. If you found a pet outside of the city limits but within Tippecanoe County please call 765-423-9321.
If you have lost or found a pet outside of Tippecanoe County please contact your local sheriff's department.
Animalia, Inc. offers obedience classes at Almost Home Humane Society each week. All training utilizes positive reinforcement techniques and classes focus on the skills you would most like your dog to learn.
How do you get started?
Attend a free orientation held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:00. After orientation classes are held weekly at 7:00 and may be purchased in packages of 4, 6 or 8 classes and Canine Good Citizen testing is also available.
To learn more call 765-474-5222.
Thank You for Wanting to Lend a Helping Paw!
Almost Home’s volunteers are a vital part of our organization and help us in a variety of ways. Volunteers help with everything from walking to dogs to planning events. Whatever your talents or interests we are sure to have a volunteer position that is a good fit!
School/Group Projects or Community Service (not court ordered)
Almost Home is able to accomodate small number of groups each depending upon our needs at the time. Groups of volunteers assist us with basic tasks such as cleaning/organizing projects and yard work. Groups are not always able to directly interact with our pets because animal-handling volunteer positions require additional training. We are unable to accept individuals needing to complete only a few hours of community service for school or classes.
Children 8-16 years of age are welcome to volunteer when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our family volunteers provide children with the opportunity to learn about Almost Home and provides our pets with the opportunity to interact with various ages of volunteers. All youth volunteers must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the building.
Volunteer orientations are held once each month and RSVP is required. Orientation is your opportunity to learn more about Almost Home, what we do, why we do it, and how you can help. After orientation you will receive training based upon the volunteer position you choose. To RSVP for an orientation please contact Aggie at 765-474-5222 or Aggie@almosthomehumane.org. Please be aware that due to the popular nature of our program there is sometimes a 1-2 month wait to attend orientation but don't worry the wait (and the animals) are worth it!
Kennel Assistant—Assist AHHS staff with preparing the shelter for visitors. If you are available between the hours of 8:30 and 12:30, this is a great opportunity. Kennel Assistants are a vital part of our organization and allow us to complete more cleaning projects than just basic daily tasks.
Socializer—Do you have free time during the afternoon hours? Socializers help us walk our adoptable dogs, socialize puppies, and interact with our adoptable cats. As a socializing volunteer you have the opportunity to help us learn more about our adoptable pet’s personalities and give them plenty of TLC.
Special Event Volunteer—Almost Home has many different events throughout the year. We often need additional help at off-site adoption events, fundraisers, and awareness events. Special event volunteers are used on an as needed basis.
Adoption Helper—One of AHHS’ most rewarding volunteer opportunities. Assist visitors to Almost Home with selecting the perfect new fur-ever friend. Guide visitors through the building, tell them more about our pets, and help them begin the adoption process.
Other Opportunities—Often other opportunities arrive to assist us with projects and short-term needs.
For more information about volunteering and how you can help the homeless pets of AHHS contact Aggie at 765-474-5222 or email@example.com.
Court-Ordered Community Service
Almost Home does accept court-ordered community service for some offenses. To apply for this program individuals must be at least 18 years of age and be available between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Visit Almost Home at 1705 S. 2nd St. in Lafayette for an application.
Open Your Heart and Your Home to a Pet in Need. Foster.
The Almost Home Humane Society foster care program is designed to help the animals in our shelter who need extra time to prepare for adoption. We’re currently looking for people interested in fostering a variety of animals in need, including animals with minor behavior issues, animals in need of medical treatment, puppies and kittens too young for adoption and moms with puppies or kittens.
Who needs foster care?
Some dogs and cats are nervous or shy here, or may have too much energy for the kennel environment. Giving these animals foster care helps them to prepare for their new lives. It gives them an opportunity to gain confidence or manners so they can find that perfect someone. If you have a resident dog and would like to give a shelter dog a vacation, we would schedule a time for you to bring your dog to the shelter and meet with our staff so an appropriate match can be made. Fostering a pet that even just needs a break from the kennels is a huge benefit to AHHS. Your help as a foster family lets us learn more about that pet and how it behaves in a home situation which improves its adoptability.
Some of our biggest foster needs are foster homes for cats or kittens who have come down with an upper respiratory infection and need a quiet home to recover. The shelter can be a very stressful place for cats, and having a loving foster home to recover helps these animals prepare for their forever homes. These cats are in need of daily medication (provided by AHHS) and would need to be isolated from your resident felines.
Some pets need a little extra medical care while they are with us. Foster parents can provide a loving, stress-free environment for pets to recover. Sometimes dogs come down with upper respiratory infections as well and need some time to recover before finding their forever home. Many of our pets that benefit from the Injured Animal Program are also in need of recovery time in a loving home.
Puppies and kittens are often brought to our shelter without their mothers while still too young or small for our adoption floor. These animals need some time to grow before they’re ready to go to their forever homes. These little ones range in age from a few hours old to several weeks old and require varying amounts of time and commitment. AHHS staff can help you find a foster pet that best fits your lifestyle. Anyone willing to foster bottle fed kittens (or puppies) is always a huge help to our foster care program.
We also need foster homes for mama dogs and their puppies. Although we do not see them as often as we do cats with kittens, we always need foster parents ready in case the need arises.
How do I become a foster parent?
- Fill out a foster care application at AHHS.
- After reviewing your application, the Foster Care Coordinator will contact you to discuss the program further.
- Take home your first foster animal!
For more information, please contact:
765-474-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org