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Founded in 1951, Fremont County Humane Society is an independent, non-profit agency. This open-admission shelter provides animal services to Fremont County and the cities of Cañon City, Florence, Williamsburg, Rockvale, and Westcliffe. Their mission is to provide humane care for surrendered animals by offering refuge, providing medical care, and finding adoptive homes.
Each year Fremont County Humane Society takes in more than 2,000 animals in need of compassionate care. They rely solely on donations, grants, bequests, and fundraising events to care for these neglected and abandoned pets. As a no-kill facility, the pets of Fremont County Humane Society remain at the facility until they find their forever home.
Realizing that members of the community may struggle financially from time to time, Fremont County Humane Society operates an emergency community pet food pantry in addition to offering low-cost pet vaccinations.
Adopting a lucky animal from Fremont County Humane Society is a life-changing and straightforward process:
Adoption fees at Fremont County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee helps Fremont County Humane Society continue to house, fed, and care for homeless animals. For information on what's included specifically, make sure to speak with their knowledgeable and helpful staff.
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.