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Established in 1971, Crawford County Humane Society has been saving vulnerable pets, livestock, and wildlife for close to 50 years. Their mission is to improve the treatment and living conditions of all animals while making a significant difference in the fight against animal overpopulation. They're a privately run and funded organization and have a close relationship with the Crawford County community. Services offered include the following:
In addition to taking in cats and dogs, they also help care for livestock and exotic animals that have been removed from their homes.
Ready to adopt from Crawford County Humane Society? You can visit the shelter and meet the animals waiting to find a loving home or complete an application online. Crawford County Humane Society's pets are listed on both Petfinder and Petango, and you can express your interest in a specific animal directly from their profile. All that's left is to meet the animal, finalize the paperwork, pay your adoption fee, and take them home!
Adoption fees at Crawford County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers initial vaccinations, deworming, and microchipping. If your pet needs to be spayed/neutered, the cost will be added to the adoption fee. Dogs must be registered, which costs an additional $16 per year.
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.