Mason County Animal Shelter
1965 Fairground Road,
Point Pleasant,
WV, 25550

Phone: 304-675-6458

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: Viewing/Adoption 12pm-4pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Adoption Process

1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet
If you have seen a pet online then please phone 304-675-6458 to check that it is still available.

2. Submit Application
Fill in an Adoption Application Form. We will review your application and contact your vet for a reference. You must complete an Adoption Application form and pass reference checks before you can take a dog home

3. Meet the Pet
If you already have a dog, it is a good idea to bring your dog to meet the potential new dog to see if they get along.

4. Sign Adoption Contract
Sign the adoption paperwork and pay the adoption fee which covers vetting.

Normal adoption fee for a dog is $100 and for a cat is $50 (cash or check, non-refundable). Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccines including Rabies, worming, flea treatment and microchip.. West Virginia law requires that all dogs and cats adopted from the animal shelter are spayed/neutered.

If you are interested in a particular dog before its available date please contact us. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its 'available' date.

For animals that have not been spayed or neutered: adoptions are open to residents of Mason, Cabell, Putnam, Jackson County. If an animal is already spayed or neutered then it is available to be adopted by anyone (even out of state residents). Phone to check that the dog is available and what paperwork is required from you.

Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its 'available' day.


  • To adopt a dog you must be 18 years of age or older.

  • You must provide a picture ID with a current address at the time of the adoption.

  • Each pet is required to be vaccinated for rabies within seven days of adoption, if it is four months of age or older. Rabies vaccination is required for each pet, upon turning four months of age.

  • Every new owner of a pet adopted from Mason County Animal Shelter shall have the pet sterilized within thirty days of the pet turning six months of age, or within thirty days if the pet is over six months of age.

  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving West Virginia.

  • Return of the proper paperwork (sterilization and rabies certificates) is required within seven days of sterilization.

  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.

  • If you rent your home or land, you must have written permission with a telephone number to contact your landlord before the adoption takes place.

  • Adopters must agree to comply with all state and local ordinances/laws governing animals.

  • Animals are placed as household pets, not as guard dogs and mousers.

  • NO animals adopted to persons having a history of losing, giving away, selling, turning in animals to shelter/s, or having animals injured or killed by moving vehicles/accidents.

In households where there are small children under six (6) years, application for adoption of puppies and kittens less than five (5) months of age shall be judged by the following guidelines:

  1. Age of Child.

  2. Compatibility between the child and the animal, which will be evaluated by the Animal Shelter Assistants before adoption.

  3. The child's previous experience with other animals.

This website is operated and maintained by The Dog Rescues Network as a service to the community. We have no connection with Mason County Animal Shelter. No payment has been received or is required. For enquiries about this website e-mail: