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Glendale Humane Society has been in operation for close to 100 years and has made an immeasurable difference to the lives of thousands of families and animals. Their staff members are very involved in the adoption process, advising households on which pets would best suit their lifestyles and needs.
They don't believe that the adoption process is a one-off event and take pride in developing a long-term relationship with the families they serve. They hold dog parenting classes and offer a free training session to everyone who adopts a dog from their shelter. This ensures that your match with a lovable dog will have the best chance of long-term success.
The adoption process is critical in ensuring the shelter achieves its mission of helping dogs and cats find loving, permanent homes. This is why they have two application processes specific to each type of animal
Adoption fees at Glendale Humane Society are as follows:
For dogs, your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, DA2PPv vaccinations, a rabies vaccination, parasite treatments, microchipping, a canine parenting class, and a training session with a professional trainer from Glendale Humane Society.
For cats, your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, FVRCPC vaccinations, FeLV/FIV testing, parasite treatments, and microchipping.
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.