Adopt a Working Dog
Do you have a farm, ranch, or large property that could use some extra paws? You’ve come to the right place! Based on their breed and behavior observed within our shelter, the dogs listed below are eligible to become working companions. While many pets are on-site at our facility, some pets are located off-site in foster homes. First, please click on the specific pet you are interested in to find their location and follow the instructions below.
If the pet you are interested in meeting is at…
Our Grand Junction Facility
Please visit us during our business hours, Tuesday-Sunday from 12-4pm, or call us at 970-434-7337 to schedule an appointment. Please bring a dog leash or cat carrier to meet the pet so you can safely take them home if it’s a match!
Please click the “Apply to Adopt” button on the pet’s profile to request a meeting with the foster family. You will be contacted within 48 hours. Foster families meet with applicants in the order they are submitted. Please bring a dog leash or cat carrier to meet the pet so you can safely take them home if it’s a match!
An Off-Site Adoption Partner
Please visit the location listed on the pet’s profile. Our off-site adoption partners are J&M Aquatics and Pet Center, PetCo, and PetSmart in Grand Junction.
Our Delta Satellite Facility
Our Delta satellite facility is a holding space for lost and impounded pets in Delta, not an adoption center. Therefore, most pets at our Delta facility are not yet adoptable. When they become available, they will move to our Grand Junction facility, foster care, or an off-site adoption partner.
Our Adoption Fees
Our adoption fees range from $85 to $300. Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the many animals that need our help.
What Your Adoption Includes
Along with your new best friend, your adoption package includes:
All Age-Appropriate Vaccinations – A $250 Value
A Spay/Neuter Surgery Appointment* – A $300 Value
Microchipping – A $75 Value
Deworming – A $100 Value
Free Health Exam from one of our partnering veterinarians – A $50 Value
30 days of free behavior counseling at Roice-Hurst – A $100 value
Total package value = $875!
*Due to a state-wide veterinary access shortage, Roice-Hurst Humane Society is currently operating under a PACFA exemption allowing unaltered pets to be adopted by their new families while waiting for their spay/neuter appointment. For pets adopted unaltered, Roice-Hurst Humane Society pays for one mandatory spay/neuter appointment for the pet. If this appointment is missed without notice, the adopter is responsible for the cost of the new surgery appointment. This policy exists because in most cases, Roice-Hurst still incurs the cost of surgery whether or not the pet makes it to the appointment. If you have questions about this policy, please call 970-434-7337 ext. 102.
Dog Adoption Fees
Puppies (under 6 months old) – $300
Adult Dogs (between 6 months old and 7 years old) – $200
Senior Dogs (8 years and older) – $125
A Mesa County Dog License must also be purchased with a dog adoption if the adopter resides within Mesa County. The fee for a 1-year license is $10 and the fee for a 3-year license is $25. The license you purchase is dependent upon whether the dog has a 1- or 3-year rabies vaccination.
Cat Adoption Fees
Kittens (under 6 months old) – $150*
Adult Cats (ages 6 months to 9 years old) – $100
Senior Cats (age 10 years and older) – $85
*Adopt a pair of kittens together and one of their adoption fees is 50% off! Having a buddy greatly supports a kitten’s positive social and emotional development and reduces inappropriate play behaviors directed at humans.