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Central Dakota Humane Society was originally formed in 1960 by 12 members as the League for Animal Welfare. The current shelter facility was established in 1994. In serving the pets and people in the Bismarck-Mandan and Central North Dakota areas, Central Dakota Humane Society has two main goals:
They have a strong focus on educating the community about proper pet care and animal cruelty laws through school visits, shelter tours, and service group presentations.
Adopting a pet is an enriching experience for both you and your pet. The straightforward process at Central Dakota Humane Society is as follows:
A few additional comments about the adoption process at Central Dakota Humane Society:
Adoption fees at Central Dakota Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee for dogs covers distemper and rabies vaccination, deworming, flea treatment, nail trimming, a collar, and a veterinarian examination.
Your adoption fee for cats covers current vaccinations, deworming, a vet clinic visit, a bag of cat food, and a nail trim.
If your pet hasn't already been spayed/neutered, that cost will be added on to the above fees.
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.