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Established in 1955, Columbia-Greene Humane Society takes in over 1,000 animals each year and tries to find them loving homes. Their services in the community include the following:
Adopting a pet is an exciting and rewarding experience for everyone involved, including the lucky animal who will share the rest of its life with you. Columbia-Greene Humane Society is the first to embrace your decision to take one of their animals home with you. Here’s the simple process to follow:
Adoption fees vary by animal. For more information, please contact Columbia-Greene Humane Society directly.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, appropriate vaccinations, and microchipping. Cats are tested for Feline AIDS, heartworm, and leukemia. Dogs are tested for heartworm, Lyme disease, and other tick-borne illnesses.
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.