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Cedar Valley Humane Society is an open-admission, private, nonprofit animal shelter. Since 1901 they've been serving the people and animals of Cedar Valley and surrounding municipalities. As an independent organization, all of their funding comes from kind donations, service and adoption fees, grants, and memorial gifts.
No animal in need of care and shelter is ever turned away. Each year the society helps find new, loving, forever homes for thousands of lost, stray, abandoned, and owner-surrendered pets. They house a variety of animals including cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, mice, and rabbits. There's no time limit on how long an animal can remain at the shelter. Their dedicated staff are committed to finding as many pets as possible new forever families. “Unadoptable” pets are given special behavioral training to increase their chances of being rehomed.
In addition to a comprehensive adoption program, Cedar Valley Humane Society also offers the following services:
Cedar Valley Humane Society is dedicated to creating a better, safer, and more loving community where pets are protected and given the care they deserve.
If you're interested in adopting from the Cedar Valley Humane Society, here’s how it works:
Adoption fees at Cedar Valley Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, feline leukemia testing (cats), heartworm testing (dogs), age-appropriate vaccinations, and parasite treatment.
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.