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Addison County Humane Society is a private, independent, open-admission shelter dedicated to protecting the well-being of homeless, abandoned, abused, and neglected animals. They help an average of 950 animals per year. Their community services are designed to combat pet overpopulation, provide support to low-income pet owners, and enhance the human-animal bond through education and outreach.
With only a small number of staff, Addison County Humane Society relies heavily on volunteers to enhance the lives of the animals in the shelter and to help them have a wide-spread impact in the community.
Adopting an animal is an exciting step in both yours and your pet's life! Here's a brief outline of what to expect when adopting from Addison County Humane Society:
Adoption applications at Addison County Humane Society can be found below:
Adoption fees at Addison County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, distemper and rabies vaccinations, parasite treatment, microchipping, a certificate for a free vet exam, lifetime support from Addison County Humane Society, FeLV/FIV testing for cats, and a bordetella (kennel cough) vaccination and heartworm testing for dogs.
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.