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Highway to Home brings adoption success

Have you ever wondered how the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society’s Highway to Home program works? Highway to Home transports pets from GMHS to adoption-guaranteed agency partners.

Most of these partners are located in the Northeastern U.S. and are home to communities with a great demand for adoptable pets and few local homeless pets. When a pet from GMHS goes to one of our trusted partners, they average less than a week in the new shelter before being adopted. We work with our partners to help place homeless pets in areas where adoption demands are high and rescues have space.

In 2020, 502 pets were transported through our local Highway to Home program, where they went on to find their forever homes. In fact, many were adopted in a matter of days. This year, GMHS has already exceeded our 2020 numbers, with 900 pets being transferred to adoption-guaranteed partners and welcomed into their forever homes.

When other shelters have reached capacity for physical space and other res...

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