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Caring for over 40,000 animals every year, Wisconsin Humane Society is the largest animal rescue organization in the County. They operate five shelters, one of which is Door County Humane Society:
As a non-profit organization, they're dependent on the public's generosity to keep saving the lives of vulnerable cats, dogs, and wildlife. In addition to their five campuses, they also have a spay/neuter clinic and a wildlife rehabilitation center.
Door County Humane Society's vision is to create a future where all animals are treated with love, kindness, and respect. They're committed to finding every animal a safe, loving forever home where they can be peaceful and happy.
Ready to adopt an animal in need from Door County Humane Society? Here's how it works:
Adoption fees at Door County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, a certificate to have a free exam at any participating veterinarian, 30 days of free pet insurance, and a bag of pet food. You'll also receive a certificate for a wellness exam and the opportunity for follow-up care for any of the conditions listed on the certificate.
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.