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The Butler County Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that was founded in 1897. This non-profit organization was set up to establish a loving environment for unwanted, homeless, and abused animals. And over the years, many families like yours have adopted their pets from the Butler County Humane Society.
They aren't in any way affiliated with any government organization. All of their achievements have been made possible by generous contributions from kindhearted individuals. You donation and adoption will save a pet today.
The adopter must be 21 years old, but 18-year-olds are allowed to adopt if they have an above-21 cosigner. You also need to come with a valid photo ID and fill out the adoption form.
A meet will be arranged between the pet and your family members or roommates to make sure everyone can live together happily. If you already have a dog and you intend to adopt another, they'll arrange a time for both dogs to meet. The adoption process generally takes 30-45 minutes but can take longer
The adoption fees are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers for vaccines, any required surgeries, and daily care required while your new pet lived at the shelter.
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.