Interesting in adopting? Fantastic! We are so excited to help you find the perfect match!
You are more than welcome to stop by the shelter any time during our adoption hours to see the animals, but you can also apply to be approved online. Whichever way is more convenient for you! You can find those online applications below.
Hours are: Monday-Friday: Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How much do adoptions cost?
The adoption fee for pets will be listed inside each particular animal's bio on our website. That does not include the licensing fee.
Can I come look at the pets in person?
Absolutely! You will need to apply to adopt, but you can certainly walk the kennels any time during our adoption hours.
The line is long! Do I have to wait at the shelter?
You do not. You are welcome to run some errands or grab a coffee. You just have to be at the shelter when it's your turn with a councelor.
Does the application hold a pet for me?
It does not. We work on a first-come, first-served basis. If you really want a pet, please be at the shelter ASAP!
How old do I have to be to adopt?
Because Nebraska’s legal age to sign a contract is 19, we ask that all adopters are at least 19 years old. Please bring a valid form of ID.
I rent my home/apartment. Can I still adopt?
You need landlord approval for a pet. Please come prepared to show your pet policy, have a signed notification that your landlord approves, or the phone number to call and verify your landlord's requirements.
What restrictions do the animals have?
We do our best to be as transparent as possible. Please read the animal bios on the website, which will list any restrictions (such as kids, backyards, apartments, other animals, etc.). These restrictions are put in place for the benefit of both the adopters and the animals. We do our best to ensure successful adoptions!
Are the dogs good with cats?
Sometimes it can be hard to know, as there isn't a very good way to test for it that wouldn't add unnecessary stress to both the cat and dog. We use information from previous households to make determinations, but that often isn't readily available.
What's a critter?
Any adoptable animal that isn't a cat, dog or horse.
Pets posted online as residing in Foster Care are not housed at the shelter—but are in private homes. To inquire about, or make an appointment to meet pets in foster care, email email@example.com and include the animals name and ID number in your inquiry.
Diamonds in the Ruff
These dogs are in quieter kennels in our behavior modification program because they don’t do well in the busy general adoption kennel environment. Diamond Dogs just need a little polish to shine!To inquire or make an appointment to meet these dogs, please start by filling out the Diamond Dog online survey. A representative will get back with you once the application is filled out. Please include the animals name and ID number in your inquiry.
Contact our horse program at 402-444-7800, ext. 2286, or send an email for more information or to set up an appointment.
Omaha Area PetSmart Cat Adoptions
Keep in mind that adoptions at these locations are with cash or check only.