Phone : (765) 474-5222
1705 South 2nd Street, Lafayette, IN 47905

About Us

Who we are

The Almost Home Humane Society (AHHS, formerly the Tippecanoe County Humane Society) was founded in 1939 by a group of local animal lovers in Tippecanoe County.  Since its inception more than 70 years ago, the organization has been dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community.


We are not a government agency, are not affiliated with any national organization and we are not a United Way Agency.  We accept all stray animals in need, regardless of age, health, or adoptability from the Lafayette and West Lafayette jurisdictions.  As a local non-profit we exist through the generosity of our community.



We, the Almost Home Humane Society (AHHS), care deeply about the comfort and rights of animals and citizens within our area.  As such, we strive to enhance the relationship between people and animals through education, to control the pet population through responsible advocacy, and to provide sanctuary for unwanted, lost and neglected animals.



We aspire to be part of a community in which the supply and demand of pets would be balanced.  One where our services would only be needed for education, adoptions, and recovery of lost animals, with limited euthanasia for infirm animals.



Funding for the Almost Home Humane Society (AHHS) comes from three sources:  donations and fundraising; service revenue; and municipality contracts.


Donations and fundraising include donations by organizations and people like you.  We have many fundraising events throughout the year which include Strike Out Suffering, Tails-N-Trails 5K, Awareness Week and the Fur Ball.  We are also present at many community events and host smaller fundraisers and off-site adoption events throughout the year.


Service revenue includes our adoption fees, return to owner fees, and any retail items.


Our funding from our municipality contracts is based on the services we provide to Lafayette and West Lafayette.  Lafayette and West Lafayette contract with AHHS to provide shelter for the stray pets from these jurisdictions.  The money received from these contracts, however does not include funding to rehabilitate and/or ready the animals for adoption.  Contracted funds only cover the costs associated with maintaining the animals during a five-day holding period and the average length of stay for a pet at Almost Home was 26 days in 2015.  


Non-Profit Status

The Almost Home Humane Society (AHHS) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals, relief of suffering among animals and the extension of humane education, and we are governed by a volunteer board of directors.  We are not funded by any government or national animal welfare organization.

Contact Info

(765) 474-5222

1705 South 2nd Street, Lafayette, IN 47905

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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