"Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished." Dean Koontz

Meet our Dogs!Learn more about our Adoption Process


Our Adoption Process: Animals will be adopted first come, first adopt. We will not be accepting any holds on any adoption animals. You will need to come to HSEC and adopt them at the time you meet them. This will help move animals into homes quicker while creating space for new animals coming in. 

Please understand that the animal’s welfare must and will always be our foremost consideration. Therefore, the Humane Society reserves the right to approve or deny an adoption.

I’m ready! How do I get started?

Come visit us! Upon arrival at HSEC, we will gather some basic information from you to help up connect you with a great pet match.
Plan on adopting and taking your new pet home the same day.

Shelter Location:
54687 County Road 19
Bristol, IN 46507

Interested in meeting a specific animal individually? Please visit during these hours.
Hours to meet adoption animals individually:
Monday 9 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9 am- 4:30 pm
Thursday 9 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 9 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Interested in walking through our adoption center kennels and cat rooms to see everyone? Please visit during these hours.
Hours to visit animals in the adoption center:

Monday 11 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 11 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 12 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday 11 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 11 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 11 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Our Adoption Process: Animals will be adopted first come, first adopt. No holds will be placed on adoption animals. At times we are very busy and ask for patience as we assist everyone.

The animals below are currently in our adoption center, this page is automatically updated. When an animal is adopted, it’s images and bio will automatically be removed from this page. We move animals into adoption daily, check back frequently! For more information on each animal, please click on the animals image.

To see owned animals that also need a home, please visit our Home to Home page.
These animals are NOT at the Humane Society of Elkhart County. Please contact the current owner via Home to Home.


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