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Adams County Humane Society is a small, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on donations, adoptions, and fundraising efforts to stay open. The society was started in the late 1970s by a group of concerned citizens. After intense fundraising efforts, the first permanent shelter was built in 1988.
Thanks to kind donations, the society has been able to improve facilities at the shelter in recent years. Extended indoor and outdoor areas have given their dogs and cats greater comfort and freedom to explore and play. Currently, the shelter has the capacity to hold up to 30 cats and 20 dogs at any one time. They take in strays, owner-surrendered animals, and animals from overcrowded shelters to be cared for and rehomed. Healthy adoptable animals are never euthanized to create more space and are able to stay as long as needed until a loving forever home can be found. Help support all their amazing work by adopting from Adams County Humane Society today!
The staff at Adams County Humane Society want nothing more than to find the purrfect match for you and their pets!
They recommend completing an application form online before visiting the shelter to speed up the adoption process. All animals available for adoption are found on their website. Take a look and see if any steal your heart before you plan your visit.
No appointment is necessary to visit the shelter, but make sure you call in advance to check opening times or to see if the animal you're interested in meeting is still available.
To be considered for adoption, the following apply:
Adams County Humane Society's team will work closely with you to make sure the pet you adopt will match your needs and lifestyle. If you find the right animal for you and your application is approved, you can bring your new furry friend home on the same day.
Adoption fees at Adams County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, flea/tick treatment and prevention, deworming, rabies and distemper vaccination, and microchipping. Dogs will also be given a bordetella vaccination, tested for heartworm, and given their first month of heartworm prevention.
Reduced adoption fees are offered for the following:
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.