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Place a Pet to Be Adopted

Although MHS has limited foster homes and can only take a very few pets into care, we can try to help anyone who needs to find a new home for a pet or companion animal. This may be an owner released pet, one that the owner can no longer care for or a found, stray or rescued pet. We can not list animals kept for security purposes or watchdogs or for hunting or breeding.We also at this time cannot list pit bulls or pit mixes. We reserve the right to not list any pet we feel unsuitable for placement.

The following requirements must be met:

  • Spay/Neuter. Any pet over 4 months must be spayed or neutered. Pets under 4 months must be adopted out with a contract requirement to spay or neuter the pet by 4 months. Any litter of puppies or kittens must show proof that the mother is/will be spayed.
  • Vaccinations. All pets over 3months must have current rabies vaccinations. Cats must have been tested for feline leukemia. Dogs should have been tested for heartworm. Other vaccinations are not required but the more medical work that has been done for the pet will make placement easier.
  • Supply Information. An information sheet on each pet (click here for the online placement form). Also send up to 3 good photos in jpg format to or a short video clip of the pet to Any other good points about the pet, e.g. house broken, obedience trained, good with children will also help with placement.

Selecting a new owner:


MHS will provisionally screen any applicants that might want to adopt the pet  but the owner of the pet will be the one responsible for final placement of the pet. Any enquiries or adoption applications will be forwarded to the owner. The owner will screen, contact  and choose the best applicant.

Frequently Asked Questions About Placement:

How long will it take to get the pet into a new home? This will depend entirely on the pet . Older pets or pets with disabilities or special needs are much harder to place and sometimes not placeable. You must allow at least 6 weeks for your pet to be placed.


How long will MHS continue to list the pet?   Usually about 3 months but this can be shortened or lengthened by request.

What are the costs involved? We do not charge for this service but we do recommend that no pet is given away as a free pet. For rescued or stray pets, we suggest the adoption donation should be used to recover medical care and expenses. For owner released pets, a small donation should be asked to encourage responsible placement.
We are not a sales agency and cannot list pets from owners or breeders for the sole purpose of selling a pet for profit. Metroport Humane Society is always grateful to accept any donations and we put these towards our programs to help unwanted pets.
Please send donations to: MHS PO Box 701 Roanoke, TX 76262

Click here to complete a placement application.


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