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Cowley County Humane Society is a non-profit organization based in Winfield, Kansas. With an open admission policy, they’re committed to providing compassionate care for all domestic animals who need their help.
Each year they take in almost 3,000 cats and dogs who are in desperate need of a new loving home and second chance at life.
Their mission is to touch the hearts and minds of the community and support and encourage responsible pet ownership. They provide educational resources for any owner who may need support with the pets in their lives.
The society also works with local national rescue organizations to help reduce the number of animals suffering from neglect and inhumane treatment.
You can visit the shelter during opening hours without an appointment.
You can also view all adoptable cats and dogs currently in their care on their website. If any of the listed pets steal your heart, you can show your interest by clicking on their image, which takes you to an online application form. There's also an online information and application form on their website that you can find here.
Once you've submitted your application, someone from the shelter will be in touch within a few days. If you just can't wait to get your new bud home, call the shelter directly during their hours of operation to learn more about the potential new addition to your family.
Adoption fees at Cowley County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, ear cleaning, nail trimming, deworming, microchipping, registration, pet food to get you started, and a full month of complimentary pet insurance.
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.