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Grant County Humane Society in Elbow Lake, Minnesota was founded in 1998 by a group of caring individuals who saw the need to provide a safe place for homeless and lost animals until new homes could be found.
For their first 9 years, animals were placed in various foster homes until adopted or reclaimed. In 2007, a substantial monetary donation helped Grant County Humane Society purchase the building where the current shelter can be found.
Grant County Humane Society loves having volunteers to help, and there are lots of ways they can use your skills:
Considering adopting a pet from Grant County Humane Society? Read below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Grant County Humane Society has a simple process to follow once you're ready to adopt:
Grant County Humane Society has the following requirements should you want to adopt:
Adoption fees at Grant County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, deworming, microchipping for dogs, and some a small bag of food to get you started.
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.