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Auburn Valley Humane Society cares for the lost, abandoned, and stray animals of Auburn Valley and surrounding regions, shelters, and rescues. Their mission is to promote animal welfare and enrich the lives of both the people and the pets they work with.
In addition to adoption and surrender services, they also offer the following to residents:
Auburn Valley Humane Society accepts same-day adoptions. You can start the process by visiting one of three locations
There, you can see all their adorable, adoptable animals and choose one to offer a loving home to.
Spend time with your furry friend and chat to a friendly counselor, who can guide you through the process to ensure you're choosing a suitable pet based on your lifestyle, expectations, and needs.
The adoption application can be completed at home and brought in or completed while you're there. The entire process shouldn't take more than 45 minutes, and you'll be able to take your precious new friend home that same day.
For dogs, please bring a leash. For cats, bring a carrier. Both are available for purchase onsite if needed.
Adoption fees at Auburn Valley Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers a wellness exam and accompanying certificate, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, a bag of cat or dog food, 10% off of any purchases made at their retail center, a free introduction dog training seminar, and a 20% off coupon for the Auburn Valley Humane Society thrift store.
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.