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Etowah Valley Humane Society in Cartersville, Georgia began life in 1996 as an adoption outlet for Bartow County Animal Control. In 2006, they opened an independent shelter, where their rescued animals are currently housed and cared for. As a no-kill shelter, no cat or dog is ever euthanized to make space for another.
As a private, non-profit organization, the Etowah Valley Humane Society relies entirely on its committed team of staff and volunteers as well as kind donations, grants, fundraising efforts, and adoption fees to keep operating.
Can you help support the wonderful work that Etowah Valley Humane Society does Consider adopting a new furry friend from their shelter today!
With so many animals in need of forever homes, you're sure to find the right pet for you. Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Etowah Valley Humane Society? Here's how their process works:
Adoption fees at Etowah Valley Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, flea treatment, and a free wellness exam with participating vets. If your new pet is old enough, Etowah Valley Humane Society also tests for heartworm (dogs) or FIV/FeLV (cats).
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.