35 Dunmore Avenue, Chippingham
Clinic: M-S 8am-11:30am • Adoptions: M-F 11am-3pm, Sat 10am-3pm


Well done for thinking of adopting an animal instead of buying from a breeder. You’ll fall in love with your new furry friend before you even get home!

Finding the right dog or cat can be fun and we’re here to help you through it. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Follow the steps below to find out the process:

Step 1: Fill in an adoption form.

If you have not visited the Bahamas Humane Society yet then fill out an adoption form and either take it in, or email it, to the BHS.


Step 2: Arrange a home visit.

Our adoption team will arrange for an inspector to come to your house to inspect the yard. We need to make sure that you have a secure, suitable space for your new companion.

Step 3: Choose your pet.

Once you are approved, you can come in to the BHS and choose your new companion. Have a look at the Adoptions Gallery on our Facebook page, or even better, come in and see them for yourself.
Adoption hours:

Monday to Friday: 11am – 2pm

Saturday: 10am – 3pm

Adoption Fees

Spaying or neutering, plus one free health check at the BHS, are included in your adoption fee.
• $50 for adult dogs and puppies
• $25 for adult cats
• $35 for kittens

14 thoughts on “Adopt

  1. HI! I live in the US and would love to adopt a potcake puppy but not sure how to go about it from here. I know there are a few USA rescues that occasionally go down there and rescue some of them from you – would you b e able to let me know who I can contact to get more info on this?
    Thank you so much!

  2. Hi, Maria,
    Unfortunately, due to changes in US import regulations, pups under 6 months old are unable to travel to the US unless accompanied by their actual owners. In Nassau, contact Fiona at 1-242-323-5138. For Freeport, Tip Burrows at 1-242-352-2477.

  3. Hi i live in a 2 bedroom rather spacious apartment would it be possible to adopt a puppy

  4. Hi, Carlton,
    The best thing to do would be to speak with our adoptions coordinator, Fiona, at 323-5138.

  5. Hi I live in Canada and I would love to adopt a Potcake dog from you, is that possible?

  6. I live in Abaco and would love to to adopt two of your puppies i see in the gallery. How do i go about adopting them please.
    Thank you.

  7. We live in British Columbia Canada and would like to adopt a potcake. Are we able to do so and what additional costs/fees are involved? Thank you kindly

  8. We live in Ontario Canada and are interested in adopting a potcake and are interested in learning more about the process.

  9. Hi, Kate, Our adoptions coordinator Fiona is the best one to speak with if you are able to call her. 242-323-5138
    It’s best if someone flies with the dog. Airlines require advance booking as they have a limit on the numbers per flight.
    You will need a health certificate (from us) and an export permit (from the Ministry of Agriculture).
    In-cabin is limited to 20 pounds with the carrier; cargo has limits on the dates due to the summer heat here.

  10. Our pups are usually a bit older before they’re adopted as they are spayed/neutered first.
    If you would be interested in fostering (looking after temporarily) some smaller pups, please give Fiona a call at 323-5138.

  11. Good day,
    I am looking to adopt a small breed furry friend to add to a growing family. We live in Treasure Cay Abaco and have asked around. Everyone said that you all would be the best bet to help in finding our next of kin…lol. Please get back to me as soon as you possibly can. Thank you in advance.

  12. Hi, D.Knowles, If you could give our adoptions department a call at 323-5138, they can assist!

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