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Circle of Friends Humane Society is a non-profit animal sheltering organization. Founded in 1975, this Grand Forks humane society is the only shelter in the area that accepts every stray animal that comes to their door. They also act as the animal impound facility for the city of Grand Forks.
Circle of Friends Humane Society provides second chances to 1,700-1,800 pets each year at an average of 20-30 per week with an adoption/claim/transfer rate of 88-90%.
They rely on the generous support of animal lovers to help them provide their services to the community, which include the following:
Considering adoption from Circle of Friends Humane Society? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Animals sheltered at Circle of Friends Humane Society need a second chance. They aren't second-hand, second-best, discounted, or free. They’re invaluable as loyal companions and beloved friends who deserve our respect and devotion.
In trying to place each pet in a permanent, loving home, Circle of Friends Humane Society embraces the concept of “adopters welcome.” They encourage and welcome you through their doors, and will gladly assist you with any questions you have about any pets that interest you.
If you’re interested in adopting, here are Circle of Friends Humane Society’s adoption requirements:
Adoption fees at Circle Of Friends Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, veterinary care while at the shelter, and any vaccinations they received.
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.