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Escondido Humane Society in Escondido, California is one of three campuses that makes up the San Diego Humane Society, which collectively helps upwards of 50,000 lost, stray, abandoned, and owner-surrendered companion animals every year.
San Diego Humane Society has been serving San Diego County since 1880. They're an independent, non-profit organization that receives no government funding. As a private society, they rely entirely on individual donations, grants, proceeds from their retail store, and fees for other services offered.
In addition to a comprehensive adoption program, San Diego Humane Society also offers the following services:
Considering adoption from Escondido Humane Society? Read below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
If you're interested in adopting from the Escondido campus of the San Diego Humane Society, the process is as follows:
Adoption fees at the San Diego Humane Society are as follows:
For additional discounts and information, please visit the San Diego Humane Society's website.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, flea treatment, a complimentary veterinary examination, a starter bag of Purina pet food, 30 days of free pet insurance, and an animal license if you live in Escondido, San Marcos, Poway, Oceanside, or Vista.
Each animal also come with an adoption guarantee. If you need to return your new pet for any reason, contact the shelter to discuss next steps.
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.