Thank you for considering our pets! The HSSTT is here for you before, during, and after your adoption. Our staff will do their best to provide you with every available informational and support resource for both the transition phase and long-term ownership. Our goal is to place our adoptable pets in their forever homes! The adoption process is designed to ensure the best chance of a successful match, based on the owner’s lifestyle and the pet’s individual personality.

Application Guidelines

  • Provide driver’s license or other photo ID.
  • Renters must obtain a signed statement of permission from landlord to adopt a pet.
  • Other pets in the home must be up-to-date on vaccines and on heart worm preventative.
  • Adoption fee is due at time of adoption, as well as a $5.00 license fee for dogs required by the Virgin Islands Government.
  • When you are ready to start the process, please call the shelter to make an appointment at 340-775-0599 Ext. 200 for the front desk. Or you may fill out the contact form HERE and we will get back to you via email. 

Adoption Process

  • Complete an adoption application and the pet of your choice will be placed on hold for a maximum of 72 hours. (If the pet is not yet spayed/neutered, surgery is scheduled.)
  • If you currently have other pets, you may schedule a “meet and greet” with the shelter animal to see how they get along.
  • Adopter provides a veterinary reference prior to adoption.
  • An adoption team member may schedule a home visit prior to finalizing the adoption.
  • Fee is paid upon adoption.
  • All pets are to be taken to your vehicle on a leash or in a carrier.

Adoption Fees

All fees include wellness check, de-worming, current flea/tick/heart-worm prevention, vaccinations, microchip, and spay/neuter surgery. Pet ‘starter kits’ are available for purchase including supplies and toys. 

  • Dogs: $100
  • Puppies: $150 (6 months and under)

The higher fee for puppies helps cover the multiple vaccine appointments, and the additional medical care they require to prepare them for adoption. 

  • Cats: $75
  • Kittens: $100/pair

Most kittens must be adopted in pairs. 

  • ALL Animals that have been in our care for longer than six months have waived adoption fees.
  • We offer a senior citizen discount on adoptions. 

Click below to see all of the dogs we have available for adoption

Click below to see all of the cats we have available for adoption

Cats for adoption st. Thomas USVI