Ann Arbor, MI (December 9, 2021) — Dozens of deserving dogs and cats at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) hope to get a home this holiday. And HSHV is waiving the adoption fees for those who qualify.

Alonzo, Bailey, Cassius, Cliff, Cody, Diamond, Julius, Junie, Linden, Magnolia, Norm, Panda, Ren, Vala, Wheatly and Willow: That’s just part of the list of very good dogs who are dreaming of loving families who’ll take them “Home for the Pawlidays.” And cats like Baby, Cole, Chloe, Doobles, Dr. Dre., El Paso, Flo, Hamilton, Linda Anastasia, Loki, Lola, Pixie, Shye, and Sophie & Rocky have the same wishes. They’ve each been waiting over a month, and while that’s a short time in most shelters, HSHV knows there’s no place like home.

“We hope this free adoption promotion gets them the attention they need,” says Alison Balow, HSHV’s Adoption Manager. “Plus, vacation and holiday time can be a great time to adopt, when folks are home and able to spend the time they need to get everyone acclimated to a new family member.”

While the phrase “free adoption” can concern some animal lovers who worry unscrupulous people may adopt, HSHV reminds people that their adoption policies remain the same—whatever the fee.

“We always discuss the real costs of caring for a companion animal with potential adopters,” says Balow. “And the research on waiving adoption fees is very clear.  People who get free adoptions value their companion animal the same way people who pay do, and care for them just as much, too. This is what we’ve seen with our ‘seniors-adopt-seniors-free’ program, too. Because, really, it’s the match, not the starter money, that matters, and we try our best to help people find the pets who will best fit their family and lifestyle.”

“You also can’t beat the value!  Not only do you get the priceless love of a grateful animal, but all of our adoptable cats and dogs are already spayed/neutered, have received an initial health screening and age-appropriate vaccinations, and come with a microchip ID – easily saving an adopter hundreds of dollars,” adds Balow.

HSHV notes that their regular adoption policies apply, as always, and this adoption special is only valid for the adult dogs and cats indicated. HSHV’s adoption hours are Mondays through Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. HSHV closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and is closed Christmas and New Year’s day.

More information on each animal eligible for the free adoption promotion can be found on HSHV’s website.