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Grand Strand Humane Society's mission is to enrich the lives of the vulnerable animals of the city of Myrtle Beach that are lost, homeless, or need help. They operate on an open-admission policy, taking in all animals regardless of breed, age, size, and temperament.
In addition to adoption services, Grand Strand Humane Society also delivers low-cost medical care and community education about the humane treatment of animals.
To adopt a dog or cat you must visit the shelter to pick out a potential pet before completing an application. You can, however, print and complete the adoption form prior to coming in. To adopt you must meet the following criteria:
Grand Strand Humane Society's amazing staff can provide you with helpful advise to make sure you choose a pet that'll suit both your home and lifestyle. Pets that haven't been spayed or neutered won't be released until their procedure has been completed. When picking up your new furry friend, bring a long a leash for dogs and a carrier for cats. You want to make sure you get them home safe!
Adoption fees at Grand Strand Humane Society are as follows:
Your dog's adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, distemper, rabies, and parvo vaccinations, a heartworm test, flea and tick prevention, deworming, microchipping, and complete medical records.
Your cat's adoption fee covers spay or neuter surgery, FVRCP and rabies vaccinations, an AIDS/leukemia test, a heartworm test, flea and tick prevention, deworming, microchipping, and complete medical records.
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.