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In 1935, the founders of Capital Area Humane Society started rescuing animals and sheltering them in their home. A year later, they officially opened their non-profit organization. Today, Capital Area Humane Society can house up to 400 animals in its facilities.
With impressive records that demonstrate their ability and commitment to the well-being of our beloved friends, they boast that every 30 minutes one of their guests finds a new forever home. The organization's 65 acres are covered by the work of volunteers and shelter employees in an effort to offer a safe and healthy environment for their animals in need to prepare for their new life.
The Capital Area Humane Society is an independent non-profit organization not affiliated with either governmental groups or other associations. They follow no-kill policy and offer help to any pup, adult, or senior animal in need. Your support fundamental to help them fulfill their mission of introducing you to your new best friend!
The only document you need is your government-issued ID, and the adoption process will only take an hour! Once you’re received by the adoption counselor and complete an adopter profile, you're only minutes away from being able to take Fido home.
Their adoption fees depend on the type of pet.
Also, if you have a big heart, you can take two kittens at home for the price of one.
Your for dogs and cats, your adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccines and other preventative health measures, and microchipping.
Capital Area Animal Shelter also has other pets available for adoption:
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.