Check out these adorable pups up for adoption

(Posted Sept. 1, 2020)

The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County. If you are interested in adopting a pet, fill out an application online at or call the shelter at (614) 879-8368.


The dog warden brought Pepe to the shelter on July 24, 2020. The shelter staff believe Pepe is a terrier mix. He weighs in at about 60 pounds, is about 1 year old and is quite the goofball.

Pepe has loads of energy to match his personality, so he would do best in an active home. He loves going on daily walks and being around people in general. He seems to enjoy the company of female dogs more than male dogs, but he can also be overly friendly with dogs which puts most dogs off.

Regarding cats, he seemed to be overly friendly with them, as well, which they didn’t care for. So, the shelter staff highly recommends no cats or small pets in the home because Pepe would most likely chase them.

Pepe has a ton of love to give and is hoping to find his perfect family soon.


Rocky arrived at the shelter on Sept. 18, 2019. His owner could no longer care for him. He is a big shepherd mix, about 5 years old, and 80 pounds. He loves everyone he meets, did okay with some of the dogs the shelter staff introduced him to, but is not a fan of kitties.

When it comes to big males, Rocky thinks he needs to act tough, but for the most part he usually ignores other dogs. Rocky is a super sweet boy, who is always very excited to meet everyone and to be out and about, especially on walks. He is a very strong-willed pooch that is ready to lead you on walks and adventures. He can be a bit much to handle sometimes, but with a stern person to keep him in line, he catches on quickly.

Some arthritis in his back legs doesn’t keep him down at all. He is one of the quickest pooches at the shelter. The shelter keeps him on supplements to help with his legs. Rocky is an extremely sweet boy that will make a wonderful companion to a loving home.

Adoption fees for dogs

Adoption fees for dogs are as follows:  shelter dogs, $150; prison dogs, $200; puppies, $250; popular pure-breeds, $400. The price includes: a Home Again microchip, shots, deworming, heartworm testing (if old enough), spay or neuter, and a one-year rabies shot (if old enough). All dogs that are adopted must leave with a county license at an additional cost of $17. All fees are cash only.

Humane Society Info

The Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) remains closed to the public.     HSMC continues to accept applications for its adoptable pets, schedule meet-and-greets for adopters, and schedule appointments when possible for the public.

To request an appointment, send email to, call (614) 879-8368 or visit HSMC on Facebook.

Shelter visitors are asked to wear masks at all times.

The Humane Society is located at 2020 Plain City Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson, The shelter appreciates donations of supplies. For a list of items, call (614) 879-8368.

Ann & Tony’s Fundraiser

The Humane Society’s 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner will take place Oct. 6-8 at Ann & Tony’s Restaurant, 211 E. Main St. West Jefferson

Tickets go on sale at the shelter office starting Sept. 6. The cost is $12. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, and bread with butter. Gluten-free spaghetti and meatless sauce are available upon request.

Ann & Tony’s encourages supporters to purchase tickets as soon as possible so that the shelter can give the restaurant an idea as to how many people will be participating.

HSMC staff will be available to sell tickets as follows: Tuesdays through Fridays, 1-5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Call the shelter office once you have arrived, (614) 879-8368.

This three-day event will be carryout and cash only. Take your tickets to Ann & Tony’s between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 6-8 to pick up your dinners. HSMC volunteers will be in a tent close to the main entrance of the restaurant.

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