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Every year nearly 5 million pets are needlessly euthanized in the US alone. Athens Area Humane Society is a non-profit organization that's committed to reducing these shocking animal euthanasia rates. To achieve their mission, they help shelter animals find loving forever homes, deliver spay/neuter services, and offer pet retention programs focused on educating pet owners.
The shelter provides the following services to the Athens community:
Athens Area Humane Society also offers adoption services, low cost spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations, humane education, and a trap-neuter-return program aimed at reducing the cat overpopulation problem.
All dogs and cats available for adoption at Athens Area Humane Society are listed on the shelter's Petango page.
To adopt the most loving dog or cat from Athens Area Humane Society, visit the shelter in person to meet any of the animals you're interested in. You can speak with one of these amazing, knowledgeable staff members about your lifestyle and personality to help them narrow down the right animal for you.
Got a few candidates in mind? Meet them to see if there's chemistry! If everything seems great, you can begin the adoption process by completing an adoption application. Approval can be given on the same day, letting you take your lucky dog or cat home right away!
Adoption fees at Athens Area Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, flea treatments, and a heartworm test 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.