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Battle Mountain Humane Society in Hot Springs, South Dakota provides comprehensive care in a loving, safe environment to animals in need in Fall River County and surrounding areas. By doing so, they reduce the number of animals in need of rescue and promote kindness towards animals in the community. They view their mission as having 8 parts:
Considering adoption from Battle Mountain Humane Society? Keep reading below for more information on their process and fees.
Adoption puts love back into the community. Adopted pets thrive once they're re-homed and loved. The process to adopt a lucky furball from Battle Mountain Humane Society is simple:
Adoption fees at Battle Mountain Humane Society are as follows:
Your dog adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, bordetella, distemper, and rabies vaccinations, and deworming.
*$30 will be refunded when you provide proof that your kitten has been spayed/neutered.
Your cat adoption fee covers FIV/FeLV testing, distemper and rabies vaccinations, and deworming.
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.