Bangor Humane Society
Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave. Bangor, ME 04401, Tel: 207.942.8902, Fax: 207.942.1223
Looking for a new best friend?  Take a look at all of our wonderful animals waiting for a new home!

Adoption Center

Only one in three animals has a home that lasts their entire lifetime.
Will you be one?

Interested In Adopting?

Finding your perfect pet can be a challenge, especially since there are so many gorgeous furry faces at the shelter to choose from, all looking for a new home. Don't worry though! We have streamlined our adoption process to make it easier and faster to find your perfect companion. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find just the right pet for you so that visiting the shelter is not overwhelming.

Interesting in homing a cat not matched for indoor living?

Click here to learn more about the BHS Barn Buddies Program!

What costs should I expect in the long term for my new pet?

Find out capital and average annual costs when adopting from the Bangor Humane Society.

Where does my money go?

The adoption fee includes: spay or neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, flea prevention treatment, an engraved identfication tag and more!


Of course, the feeling you get from giving a shelter pet a home is priceless, but your adoption fee helps pay for some of their care during your new pets stay with us.


Dog Adoption Fees
Puppies 8 wks - 6 months $280
Small dogs Under 30 pounds $180
Young dogs 7 mths - 4 yrs $125
Mature dogs 5 yrs - 6 yrs $100
Older dogs 7+ yrs $50
Older small dogs Over 7 yrs &
under 30 pounds
Cat Adoption Fees
Kittens 8 wks - 6 months $100
Young cats 7 mths - 4 yrs $75
Mature cats 5 yrs - 10 yrs $40
Older cats 11 yrs and over FREE


Adopt two pets at the same time and receive a 50% discount on the second adoption fee!

Check out our Adoption Discount Programs!

Discount for Seniors!

Discount for Military Men/Women & Vets!

Responsible Pet Owner Tips

The following is a list of books and videos that were recommend for dog owners by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.


  • The Culture Clash Jean Donaldson
  • Don't Shoot the Dog Karen Pryor
  • On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals Turid Rugaas
  • Dogs are from Neptune Jean Donaldson
  • How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks Ian Dunbar
  • Clicker Training for Dogs Karen Pryor
  • Dog Behavior: An Owner's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet Ian Dunbar
  • Labrador Retrievers for Dummies Joel Watson and Eve Adamson
  • The Toolbox for Remodeling Your Problem Dog Terry Ryan
  • The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training Paul Owens


  • Sirius Puppy Training Ian Dunbar
  • Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You Turid Rugaas
  • Clicker Magic Karen Pryor
  • Take a Bow-Wow: Fun and Functional Tricks Virginia Broitman and Sherri Lippman
  • Dog Aggression: Biting Ian Dunbar
  • Training the Companion Dog: Basic Training Vol. I-IV Ian Dunbar
  • Puppy Love: Raise Your Dog the Clicker Way Karen Pryor
  • Dog Aggression: Fighting Ian Dunbar
  • Training the Companion Dog Ian Dunbar
  • Clicker Fun Series (Click & Go, Click & Fetch, Click & Fix) Deborah Jones

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