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Beatrice Humane Society is driven by their mission to shelter, protect, and find loving homes for lost and homeless animals. They believe in giving every soul in their shelter a fighting chance. They strive to create awareness and educate the community on how to properly care for their loyal four-legged companions.
Beatrice Humane Society cares for up to 900 furry friends each year and aims to make a difference by creating a community where animals are treated with compassion.
Beatrice Humane Society recommends that you take your time to prepare before making a commitment to adopt. A crucial step in this preparation includes consulting your family members, landlord, or anyone that will be affected by your decision to bring a new pet home. It’s important to consider a range of factors before choosing a pet, including how much exercise your new animal will need, its size, and its personality.
If everyone’s on the same page, have a look at the animals available for adoption on Beatrice Humane Society's website.
All applications must be made through their PetSmart Adoption partners. Once you’ve completed the form, you can make an appointment directly on their website. Slots that have already been taken will be marked “Already Filled.”
You must visit PetSmart and meet the pet you've applied to adopt before your application can be approved. You're encouraged to bring your family and any other dogs with you when meeting the new addition to your pack.
For cats, it’s best to bring all children that will be living in your home to meet and play with their adorable new little friend.
The final step in the adoption process is a 30-minute counseling session during which staff will offer advice and suggestions to help your pet settle into their new forever home. Contact Beatrice Humane Society directly by telephone if you haven't heard back from them within 48 hours of submitting your application.
Dogs that are considered highly adoptable, have been in the shelter for less than 30 days, and (of course) puppies carry a slightly higher adoption fee. This allows the shelter to lower the fees of dogs who haven't been able to find their new home yet, giving them a better chance to find the adoring family they deserve.
Adoption fees at Beatrice Humane Society are as follows:
To find out what your adoption fee covers, please contact Beatrice Humane Society directly.
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.