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Aberdeen Area Humane Society is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota and originated in 1982. It serves a vast area encompassing much of north-central and northeast South Dakota as well as south-central and southeast North Dakota. Their mission is to shelter homeless animals, place animals into good homes, and to rescue animals from abusive situations. It’s the only no-kill shelter in the region.
Aberdeen Area Humane Society is a non-profit organization that depends on the generosity of individuals and businesses to care for the hundreds of animals they take in each year. They receive no city, state, or federal dollars and no financial support from national humane organizations. To help them continue their vital work, you can make a one-off donation, sign up for a monthly or annual donation, or become a member of Aberdeen Area Humane Society. For other ways to help, you can check out the “Ways To Give” menu on their website.
Aberdeen Area Humane Society welcomes volunteers with open arms. Volunteers can help with fundraising events, shelter maintenance, or spend time with their lovable dogs and cats.
Anyone who says money can’t buy love has never paid an adoption fee! Choosing to save a life through adoption is incredibly rewarding, and there are only a few steps in the adoption process at Aberdeen Area Humane Society:
Adoption fees at Aberdeen Area Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies and distemper vaccinations for all animals, bordetella (kennel cough) vaccination for dogs, flea treatment, deworming, microchipping, and FeLV-FIV testing for cats.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.