Adopting At BAHS


If you’re looking for a new companion, you’ve come to the right place!

The Belleville Area Humane Society has been matching pets to families for over fifty years, and we’re happy to serve both our animal and human friends.

Questions? or 1-866-951-0247

What is your adoption process?

Our process is simple! Please search our website for adoptable animals. If you are interested in one of our animals, please submit an application online. The BAHS adoption team will contact with you within 48-72 hours upon completion of your application. The adoption team can schedule an appointment for you to meet the animal that you are interested in. Please make sure to fill out all of the required fields on the application. You should receive a confirmation email after you submit your application. Please email if you do not receive a confirmation or if you have any questions.

How much does it cost to adopt from BAHS?

Our adoption fee for dogs and puppies is $175. This covers the cost of spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination, DHPP vaccinations, and testing for heartworm. Our fee for cats and kittens is $100. This covers the cost of spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination, FVRCPC vaccinations, and FIV/FeLV testing.

Adoption Discounts

Pets For Patriots

BAHS offers discounted adoptions through our partnership with Pets for Patriots.  This program matches active and retired military members with shelter animals in need of a loving home.Animals must be over two years old, over 40 pounds, have special medical needs, or have been homeless for more than 6 months to be included in this program.To ease the financial commitment of owning a pet, qualified adopters will receive:

  •  a minimum of 10% off of veterinary care of the adopted pet provided by participating veterinary partners
  • a $150 e-card to be used for pet food or supplies
  • $10 discount off of your adoption fee or a $50 discount if the animal has been with us more than 6 months.
  • a starter adoption kit with food and other pet supplies

For more information, go to the Pets for Patriots website or email us at

Vintage Pet Program

Classic dogs and cats gain value with time…            

Dogs and cats are part of BAHS’s Vintage Pet Program if they are over 7 years old.  These animals will be available for $25 off the normal adoption fee.  Anyone over 60 years old can adopt a senior pet for $30 off the adoption fee.

Advantages to owning a senior pet:

  • Older animals have better manners
  • Older animals are less destructive
  • Older pets are relaxing to spend time with

For more information email

Holding Out For A Hero

Our Holding Out for a Hero promotion is all about showing off BAHS’s most special residents. These wonderful dogs and cats may have particular needs or have been here for a longer amount of time than other pets in the facility.

Their adoption fee will be only $25.

What a bargain for a lifetime of love!

For more information email

Here are our available Holding Out for a Hero pets!


Hey there, I’m Pups! I’m an older guy, around 7, but I still have lots of energy and love to give! My sweet salt and pepper face is very lovable. I loooooove to play fetch and would like to play with you all day! I do good with other doggies too! Want to meet me? Fill out the application today!


Harold is a sweet, shy boy who came from a hoarding situation. He loves to eat treats, snuggle under covers, and get his chin scratched. He’s a special guy who needs an owner to give him a safe, happy environment.


Hi, I’m Buddy, and I’m a very social guy! I love to ride on your shoulders, talk, and explore. My smooth fur is so nice to pet. I enjoy being inside, but I crave the sunshine too. If you have a sun-room or an enclosed porch, that would be ideal for me. I would prefer to be your only cat, but I can probably learn to hang out with dogs. Older kids are great, but babies are too grabby. Fill out an application for me!


Success Stories

A ‘Tail’ of Two Jeffs

“I’ve become his person.” Jeffrey came to us from Animal Control and quickly became a staff favorite. With his loyalty, love, and eagerness to learn, he stole our hearts. We wondered who the perfect owner for our super intelligent guy would be… and then another Jeff walked through the door! Could it be fate? We…

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Dobie was very timid beagle mix. We thought he was shy and just wouldn’t come but now we think he was physically and mentally abused. You couldn’t touch him. You couldn’t pick him up. You couldn’t put a leash on him. But we saw the look on his face and we just fell in love.…

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Artie & Chantilly

My cats Artie and Chantilly have their own You Tube video. I haven’t updated it in a while but you can type in their names on You Tube and it’s there. Artie was kind of challenged when I got him. He had a bad adoption before me and he wound up…

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I train PTSD service dogs for military and first responders. Goose is my year-old black Lab. I originally got her from the shelter to train for a placement. She does everything perfectly. She can turn light switches on and off. Do anxiety alerts. But she has this tiny thread of shyness…

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My dog Rodney is a Bassett-Lab mix. He’s really kind of weird looking. He’s got these stubby legs and a Lab head. He’s a complicated dog. He’s very selective in who he likes. But that’s OK. He’s attached to me. I can’t do anything wrong in his opinion. I used to volunteer at the Humane…

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Find A Pet To Adopt On Purina’s Petfinder Database

Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of nearly 11,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases.