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Founded in 1993, Dunn County Humane Society's mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals and help them find the loving forever homes they deserve. They're a no-kill shelter and rely on the kindness of individuals and organizations to keep saving animal lives, offering crucial services to the residents of their community.
Their goals include the following:
Dunn County Humane Society is committed to matching you up with a dog or cat that's compatible with you, your home, and your lifestyle. They'll be the first to admit they ask a lot of questions, but for good reason! They want to ensure that all their animals end up in a loving forever home.
The following are required to adopt a pet from Dunn County Humane Society:
The shelter reserves the right to decline any application and will not place a hold on any of their animals. They'll also contact your landlord, veterinarian, and other references. It may take a few days to complete the vetting process.
The adoption applications below can be emailed or faxed to the shelter:
Adoption fees at Dunn County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, a health examination, and a fecal test. Dogs are also tested for heartworm, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and anaplasmosis.
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.