This program was created to allow heartworm positive dogs to be placed up for adoption.

In order for the shelter to cover the cost of the treatment all heartworm positive dogs’ adoption fees are $200. This fee covers all cost of the animal’s heartworm treatment.

The dog is fostered into his or her new home during the treatment period, and must be treated by our shelter veterinarian. Once the treatment is over and our veterinarian has cleared the animal medically then the adoption is finalized through the shelter.

At the time the adoption is finalized all equipment borrowed from the shelter must be returned, and adopters must purchase heartworm prevention either Heartgard or Trifexis.

For more information about this program, contact the Brevard Humane Society at (321) 636-3343 or