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Founded in 1989, Carver Scott Humane Society connects animals in need with people who care. They provide targeted, comprehensive services to address the underlying causes of pet homelessness in their Minnesota community. They primarily work with animal control facilities and shelters to transfer dogs and cats into their organization. These animals are cared for by foster families and given the attention and care they need.
On average, Carver Scott Humane Society adopts out 500 dogs and cats into the community each year. They also host regular clinics designed to offer affordable veterinary care for cats and dogs, including wellness exams, vaccinations, microchipping, and nail clipping.
Carver Scott Humane Society is a non-profit organization with no government funding. To help these furry friends, you can get involved in several ways:
All of Carver Scott Humane Society’s dogs and cats stay in loving foster homes or with a community partner. If you’re interested in changing an animal’s life through adoption, these are the steps to follow:
Adoption fees at Carver Scott Humane Society vary by age, and dogs and cats will have their adoption fees posted on their profiles. In addition to the adoption fee posted, Carver Scott Humane Society collects state and local sales tax.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, intake examination, rabies vaccination, microchipping, bordetella vaccination for dogs, 4DX snap test for dogs, and a PRCC/FVRCP vaccination 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.