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Barstow Humane Society has been serving the health and welfare of animals since 1959. As an open-admission shelter, they take in all pets within their jurisdiction. Being a non-profit organization, they're dependent on donations, grants, and contributions from kind and generous people like you.
Barstow Humane Society has come up with a unique way to find all homeless pets in Barstow their forever homes at a faster rate. Their "Pet Adoption Bus" goes out on weekends, and its main focus is to help increase the number of adoptions at the Barstow Animal Shelter. The Pet Adoption Bus was donated to the Barstow Humane Society by one of their long-time supporters, the City of Barstow. Barstow Humane Society and Barstow Animal Shelter work alongside each other to find purr-fect homes for animals in both facilities.
Choosing adoption (instead of buying) takes a face out of a cage and puts them in the warmth of your heart and your home. Please get in touch with Barstow Humane Society for information on their adoption process
Adoption fees at Barstow Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying or neutering, the first set of shots, and a free vet check-up within 3 working days. If the dog or cat sadly doesn't work out, then you can bring them back, for a partial refund or a one-time exchange within 10 days.
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.