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Golden Belt Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare by providing housing and medical care to unwanted and stray animals. They aim to rehome animals by adoption using their vast network of partner rescue organizations. Once a month, Golden Belt Humane Society's animals spend a few hours outside the shelter at the Adopt-A-Pet Program located at Orscheln's in Great Bend, Kansas in the hope of finding them forever homes.
Golden Belt Humane Society also has a great need for foster homes, which provide animals with stability, training, and extra TLC before they find their forever homes. Foster families are an essential part of helping animals find suitable homes faster while keeping animals away from the stress of the shelter environment.
Ready to find the right friend for your family at Golden Belt Humane Society? Their kennels (and foster homes) are filled with friendly, loving dogs and purring cats just waiting for you to take them home. Here's the simple process:
Animals are required by the State of Kansas to be spayed/neutered before leaving. If the animal is too young or has medical conditions preventing surgery from taking place immediately, a spay/neuter contract will be issued with a date on which the procedure will need to be completed.
Adoption fees at Golden Belt Humane Society vary by animal. For more information, please contact them directly.
Whatever you fee is, it'll cover cover microchipping, deworming, age-appropriate vaccines, heartworm testing at 6+ months for dogs, monthly preventatives during their stay, and Felv/FIV testing for 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, 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.