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The Humane Society of Catawba County is non-profit organization and have two adoption centers:
Their history dates back to 1971. During it's first three decades of operation, when it was called Western Piedmont Humane Society, the shelter was run by volunteers whose sole mission was to capture homeless animals and rehome them. They served four counties during this period until each county opened their own humane organizations.
Catawba County Humane Society's mission is to make a difference in their community by advocating for the humane treatment of companion animals. Their vision is to end euthanasia and see that the inhumane treatment and cruelty to animals is put to a stop.
Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment. Not only will you have to provide the animal with food, shelter, and medical care, but you'll have to spend time with them and ensure they get the training and exercise they need.
Ready to adopt a cuddly new friend at Catawba County Humane Society? Great!
Adoption applications at Catawba County Humane Society can be found below:
To adopt, Catawba County Humane Society requires you to be 21 years or older and have permission to keep the pet from your landlord and all the members of your household.
Adoption fees at Catawba County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a free veterinary exam certificate, FIV/FeLV testing for cats, and heartworm testing for dogs.
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.