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Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton, Ohio is a non-profit charity and serves as Butler County's largest open-admission shelter. At any given time, they're the temporary residence of 200-300 cats and dogs awaiting loving, lifelong homes.
Animal Friends Humane Society has a central location and five partner locations:
Considering adopting from Animal Friends Humane Society? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
If you'd like to adopt a pet from Animal Friends Humane Society, here's how it works:
Adoption fees at Animal Friends Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, flea/tick prevention, deworming, age-appropriate vaccinations, licensing, a free bag of Hill's Science Diet food, 30 days of free pet insurance, a complimentary health exam and 14-day follow-up care, heartworm testing if 6+ months old, and heartworm prevention. If your dog is heartworm positive, the cost of treatment is also covered.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, FeLV testing, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, flea prevention, a free bag of Hill's Science Diet food, 30 days of free pet insurance, a complimentary health exam and 14-day follow-up care.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.