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Founded in 1967 by residents determined to make a change, Blue Mountain Humane Society passionately serves the community of Walla Walla Valley. Their comprehensive range of services and programs are aimed at addressing the stray dog and cat overpopulation problem while fostering a powerful bond between people and their pets.
Blue Mountain Humane Society is committed to making a difference in the lives of both people and animals through their high-impact community programs. Their Pets for Patriots program matches destitute pets with service members and veterans, and they make regular visits to senior centers and nursing facilities to comfort residents through interactions with animals.
Additional programs and services offered by BMHS include the following:
To adopt a cat, dog, or other furry friend, you can head over to Blue Mountain Humane Society's website and view the animals ready to be rehomed, or visit the shelter directly. You're encouraged to interact and play with your new cat or dog as much as possible to ensure they're a good fit.
If you're adopting a dog, you should take them home and introduce them to your family and other pets. This is referred to as BMHS's no-obligation home trial. If no trial is necessary, you can complete the adoption application and take your pet home the very same day.
Adoption fees at Blue Mountain Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers a complete health check, sterilization, microchip with registration, vaccinations, 30 days worth of pet insurance, and a FELV/FIV test for cats.
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.